Billy Corgan has discussed some of the future plans for the Smashing Pumpkins, indicating that a Christmas album might be on the cards.

While we’re well and truly in the lead-up to Christmas now, countless standards and carols sung by musical icons are currently blaring out of every store speaker in the country.

However, as Billy Corgan has revealed, the Smashing Pumpkins might soon join those ranks.

Speaking to USA Today (via Blabbermouth), the Smashing Pumpkins’ famed frontman opened about the group’s plans following the conclusion of their US tour.

“We’re already talking about tour stuff for next year, so there will be more Pumpkins shows in 2019,” Billy Corgan began. But for me, 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.”

“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.”

Of course, this wouldn’t be the first time that the Smashing Pumkins have gotten into the festive spirit, releasing ‘Christmastime’ on 1997’s A Very Special Christmas 3 compilation.

“It would be a mixture,” Corgan explained of the prospective album’s contents. “I have released two Christmas songs, and I was thinking it would be nice to re-record those in the context of the record we would make.”

“It would be probably lean more acoustic. I would think it’s a bit weird (to make) wild Christmas records. Although, I also like ‘Jingle Bell Rock,’ which is basically 1950s rockabilly. But I don’t know.”

“When I think Christmas music, I tend to think something you want to put on and sit around the tree with the kids and not rock out to. I don’t see us doing a rocking-out Christmas album.”

While there’s no word yet as to when we might be receiving the Smashing Pumpkins’ Christmas album, the band recently released their latest album – Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. – on Friday.

Check out The Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Christmastime’:

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