Lil Nas X Modernizes Santa Claus In ‘Holiday’ Video


Lil Nas X hasn’t necessarily brought the best Christmas song of all time to the game, but definitely some cool visuals. In the music video for his new song ‘Holiday,’ the one-hit-wonder (so far) artist takes on a modernized version of good old St. Nicholas.

Lil Santa Claus drives around in a car that somehow still needs reindeers to operate as he declares that he’s got ‘hoes on hoes.’

The reality of the song, however, is not something to accompany ‘Jingle Bells’ on your playlist this winter. It is more of a declarative statement by the ‘Old Town Road’ hitmaker. He is doubling-down on the success of his number one hit song, and rightfully so: “Man, I snuck into the game, came in on a horse / I pulled the gimmick, I admit it, I go no remorse / Nobody tried to let me in, nobody opened doors / I kicked them motherfuckers down, they didn’t have a choice.”

The question I continue to raise is: does he have what it takes to remain relevant in the future? (It doesn’t seem promising yet!)

I did love the line ‘I’m as bad as Michael Jackson’ – what a nice reference to one of the king of pop’s best songs.

Check out ‘Holiday’ below.

Peter Stavros

Peter is the creator and editor of Bops And Bangers.