Veteran funnyman Harry Shearer is reviving Spinal Tap's festive anthem Christmas With The Devil for an assault on the holiday charts.

The Simpsons regular, who played bassist Derek Smalls in the mock rock band, has reworked the group's track with his singer wife, Judith Owen, for a Christmas 2014 release.

He says of the project, "(It is) maybe the most beautiful, moving Christmas song ever, played and sung with restrained yet unmistakeable emotion... We always hear about what holiday time is like for Santa and his elves. But what's going on around that time with the Supreme Evil One? This song fills that much-needed void and swings as well."

The song features the lyrics, "There's someone up the chimney hole/And Satan is his name/The rats ate all the presents/And the reindeer ran away."

Proceeds from the single, which is due for release next month (Dec14), will be donated to mental health charity Sane.