The Darkness Releases Live Version of 'Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End)': Listen

Simon Emmett
The Darkness

British rock band The Darkness is back for the holidays. This time around, they’re treating fans to a live version of their “Christmas Time (Don’t Let the Bells End)” song taped at their headlining Hammersmith Apollo show last year.

The rerecording of the cheeky '03 holiday tune originally debuted as part of the band’s Live at Hammersmith album in June.

The band is set to play the song on The Great British Bake Off Christmas Special on Christmas Day.

“As Santa prepares to empty his sack into our collective Christmas chimney, and young faces smeared with festive brandy butter gaze up expectantly, every day is a fun-filled festive frolic of presents and pies,” frontman Justin Hawkins says in a press release. “Much as you will enjoy your turkey leftovers on Boxing Day, we are serving up Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End) again, this time in a tasty live sauce. Hooray, eh? A rocking good Christmas to one and all!”

In addition to opening for the Ramblin’ Man Fair in Maidstone, England, on June 19, The Darkness is set to begin work on their sixth studio album in the new year.

Listen to the new live release below.