The Darkness’ 2003 Christmas single, “Christmas Time (Don’t Let the Bells End)”, is a modern classic and certainly one of the best versions of a rock/metal chrstmas song. It helped that the band were catapulted into mainstream stardom the summer before with the album, Permission to Land.
The twin guitar leads, the bells and the children’s choir make this THE rock christmas song. The video is full of typical Darkness silliness. Laser guns, robots, spaceships. You know, typical Christmas stuff. Oh and there is snow and a fireplace.