Yesterday, Santa Sufjan Stevens gifted the world true laughter by unveiling his series of Silver & Gold infomercials. Today, he releases his attempt at retooling creepy student film projects with the video for “Joy To The World”. As if it was shot for Betamax by an elf who’d been huffing pain, the clip features footage of rockin’ nutcrackers juxtaposed by random psychedelic images and effects. It may not be as funny as late ’80s monster truck ads or Christmas lawyers, but it does make the quaint nutcracker seem way cooler than a thing that lets us eat chestnuts faster. Watch below.
Silver & Gold is now available in digital and CD formats through Bandcamp. The vinyl version is sold-out.