Way back in 1990, at the height of popularity for David Lynch and Mark Frost’s seminal cult TV series Twin Peaks, Los Angeles-based alternative rock radio station K.R.O.Q. gathered together members of the cast to record “The Twin Peaks 12 Days of Christmas” for the very first ever K.R.O.Q. Christmas album.
The song, which featured series cast members Kyle MacLachlan (FBI Agent Dale Cooper), Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs), Kimmy Robertson (Lucy Moran), Jack Nance (Pete Martell), and Frank Silva (Killer BOB) was filled with in-jokes and references to the show’s storylines, and was a true treat for the series’ hardcore cult of fans. The song was so popular during the holiday season it was still played on the the radio station several years after the show went off the air, no doubt to the confusion of listeners who were wondering just what the heck this weird song about donuts and owls was they were listening to.
Now, some twenty-four years later, a fan by the name of Mary Hütter has made a proper video for the song and posted it on YouTube using footage from the television series, the alternate European version of the pilot episode, the theatrical film Fire Walk With Me, and even some of the deleted scenes from the movie which finally were released this year, now officially known as “The Missing Pieces.” Twin Peaks is currently going through a spike in popularity due to the show’s availability on Netflix and the recently released Blu-ray set, coupled with the recent announcement that the show would be returning with all-new episodes on Showtime in 2016. Who knows…maybe next year the re-united cast can record an updated version of the 12 Days of Christmas? In the meantime, which the video for the original song below. Oh, and the song contains pretty massive spoilers for the series, so if you haven’t seen the show yet…well, you were warned.