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The Smashing Pumpkins Potential Christmas Album Would Not Be The Worst Christmas Album Of All TIme

November 21, 2018

The Smashing Pumpkins have got their groove back.

The band recently celebrated their 30th anniversary, as Billy Corgan reunited with James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin. The tour and the massive guestlist for a special commemorative show was surpassed only by their stellar new collection of songs, an album titled SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN.

With everything coming up Corgan and company, it has breathed new life into the alt legends, creating a wide open path forward for the band's mastermind. "We're already talking about tour stuff for next year, so there will be more Pumpkins shows in 2019" Corgan tells USA Today. "Once we get off tour, I’m either going to be doing some writing in LA with some friends or going back to Chicago to start writing new Smashing Pumpkins."

It seems like the logical next step for a band reborn, but what Corgan said next is what has caused a lot of intrigue this week.

"I also have an inkling to try and get us to do a Christmas record one day, so I might try to use the Christmas spirit to put the record together in concept, even if we're not ready to record it."

While that idea has rankled the internet, as many Corgan comments do, the notion is not as crazy as it seems on the surface. It would not be the first time that The Smashing Pumpkins have dabbled in holiday music. Corgan wrote and recorded "Christmastime" for A Very Special Christmas 3 back in 1997, and while it's not as common as other Christmas classics, it still features the songwriting talents of Corgan and it plays like a joyful, soothing snowfall.