The White Stripes dropped a 90-minute Yule log video on Tuesday set to songs from the band’s recently released Greatest Hits compilation album — along with acoustic tracks, B-sides, and the band’s Christmas tune “Candy Cane Children.”
The video, directed by Noah Sterling, features several looping animations ranging from a more innocuous image of a family sitting by the fire watching TV with pets (and raccoons and a docile cougar), to creepier shots of demons emerging from the walls and a slender man-like figure readying dinner in its Christmas-themed cave. Fitting the band’s notorious color-coded aesthetic, the video only features black, white, and red (and gray).
This isn’t the duo’s first time commemorating Christmas; the White Stripes previously released Merry Christmas From the White Stripes, which featured “Candy Cane Children” along with a reading of “The Gift of the Magi” and Meg White singing an a cappella rendition of “Silent Night.” Matching Jack White’s obsession with the number three, the band printed 333 red vinyl copies for a limited edition in 2010.
From Rolling Stone US