Bob Dylan’s seasonal Christmas in the Heart continues to dole out visual gifts: the video for Dylan’s take on “Little Drummer Boy” has been unveiled on Amazon.com. This video is Christmas for the eyes, as artist/filmmaker Jeff Scher painstakingly rotoscoped classic films — we’re pretty sure the woman at the 2:10 mark is actress Jane Greer — and home movies with watercolors and crayons.
As Rolling Stone previously reported, for the first time in over a decade, Bob Dylan appeared in one of his own non-soundtrack music videos by being among the Christmas party revelers in the joyous “Must Be Santa” clip. In a recent interview, Dylan also talked about his decision to record and release Christmas in the Heart, what the holiday means to him and what his ideal Christmas feast is.
The video’s launch is part of Amazon’s 12 Days of Christmas promotion, and the site links directly to Feeding America, the charity receiving all artist royalties from Christmas in the Heart. Writing on Amazon, Dylan said, “Happy Holidays Friends. Since this season is all about giving, I’d like to take a moment and mention the good people at Feeding America. They provide meals for over 25 million hungry Americans each year. If you have a moment, you can join me in contributing to this worthy charity.”
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