When the holiday season arrives, many people turn to such holiday classics as “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” — but not Paul McCartney.
In a Thursday interview with BBC Radio 4’s Sarah Montague, the former Beatle revealed he has a special go-to album of holiday tunes he spins every Christmas — which he recorded himself.
“Years ago I thought there’s not very good Christmas records,” explained Sir Paul. “I like something traditional and simple and easy so I went into my studio and I made one.”
Fans eager to hear this no-doubt amazing Christmas album, however, are out of luck.
“This has not been released it’s just for the family. It gets brought out each year,” he said. “The kids like it and it’s kind of traditional and now it’s the grandkids getting indoctrinated with my carols record. Then there’s the booze… It’s all very jolly.”
McCartney, 77, also opened up about his preparations to headline the Glastonbury Festival next year, revealing he plans to perform 10 gigs ahead of time in order to get prepared.
“You don’t get an athlete just coming into the Olympics not having done a few races beforehand,” he said. “The idea is by the time I get to Glastonbury it’ll just be just like another gig. But of course it won’t be, because it’s very special.”
You can listen to the interview in its entirety right here.