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Listen to Foxy Shazam cover Jesus Christ Superstar

December 01 2010, 2:00 PM EST By Tim Karan

Instead of choosing a standard holiday song for the new compilation, Gift Wrapped II: Snowed In, Foxy Shazam decided to do their version of "Heaven On Their Minds" from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar. You can check it out below.

Frontman Eric Nally says, "Before you hear this, I would like to explain. On first listen, you might think to yourself, 'This is not a Christmas song. What were they thinking? Where's Frosty The Snowman or Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer?' Well, let me tell you. This is the reason I chose this song: This is Judas' effort to express in musical monologue his concern over Jesus' rising popularity as a 'king' and the negative repurcussions that will have. While Judas still loves Jesus, he believes that Jesus is just a man, not God. I believe Judas' message can translate to the way people think of Christmas these days, but where Judas is concerned with God being replaced by Jesus, I am concerned with Jesus being replaced by Christmas presents."