The track listing looks like this:
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Shoot 'Em Down
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
The Fire Still Burns
You Can't Stop Rock n' Roll
Oh Come All Ye Faithful
I'll Be Home For Christmas
Burn In Hell
I Wanna Rock
Heavy Metal Christmas (The Twelve Days of Christmas)
We're Not Gonna Take It
Many readers know that "Burn In Hell" is my favorite Twisted Sister song and I think it's a great compliment to a holiday performance. After all, retailers might think it's the most wonderful time of the year, but those of us in the real world know the holidays are usually a hassle, so a song called "Burn in Hell" is appropriate. The performance of "Burn In Hell" is definitely a highlight of this disc, but the best part of the show is the band's version of "Heavy Metal Christmas." To the tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" Twisted Sister recount the top 12 gifts for any Metal fan, including a tattoo of Ozzy, two pairs of leather pants and four quarts of Jack Daniels, five skull earrings and more!
Other highlights include "I Wanna Rock" and "We're Not Gonna Take It." On the former, Snider gives a little story about seeing Santa and telling him (naturally) "I Wanna Rock!" On the former, the crowd is frenzied and happy to sing along to Twisted Sister's biggest hit. In both instances the crowd and band interaction are top notch, proving the live ability of New York's favorite glam sons.
There are a few problems with this really fun release, namely with editing. If you've ever seen Twisted Sister live, then you know that lead singer Dee Snider likes to swear - a lot. This release has awkward cuts and bleeps that cut out Snider's colorful stage banter. The bleeps aren't nearly as glaring as the edits where entire conversations are noticeably slashed. Multiple cut cameras usually help when trying to edit for lewd content, but perhaps there was a budge or venue issue. Even with the family-friendly edits, this is a fun DVD that's good for the holiday season.