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Top 10 Best Traditional Christmas Song Covers

“Go Tell it on the Mountain” – Oh Susanna

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Oh Susanna’s vocal performance is perfection in this celebratory gospel rendition of the holiday classic.  The joyfulness with which she sings taps in to what it must have felt like 2000 years ago to learn that your savior had been born.  Unfortunately, the audio quality is very poor in the video above, so here is a link to listen to it on Pandora.

Featured on Maybe This Christmas Too? available on Amazon.

“The 12 Days of Christmas” – The Bird and the Bee

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This jazz infused indie cover morphs the traditionally annoying sing-a-long in to a futuristic 60’s mod yuletide soundscape.

This is a web exclusive, check it out on their Official Site.

“We Wish You A Merry Christmas” – Weezer

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Undeniably Weezer, undeniably Christmas.  And who doesn’t love a good key change!

Featured on Christmas With Weezer available on Amazon.

“The First Noel” – Hall and Oates

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The Nativity has never been smoother than in this cover by the yacht rock power duo.  Seriously though, this is smoother than baby Jesus’s newborn butt cheeks.

Featured on Home for Christmas available on Amazon.

“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” – John Denver and The Muppets

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The best version of perhaps the greatest Christmas songs ever written.  This emotional duet between Denver and Rowlf (Jim Henson) with a simple piano accompaniment is sung with such sincerity that it is almost like stumbling upon an intimate bromance moment between two good friends wishing each other the most genuine of holiday wishes.  The fact that it features two beautiful souls that the world lost way too soon also adds to the magic.  It doesn’t get any better than this!

Featured on A Christmas Together available on Amazon.

What do you think of these picks?  What are some of your favorite Christmas covers?  Let me know in the comments below!  Check out our list of The Top 10 Holiday Songs You’ve Never Heard and have a harmonious holiday season!!

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Brian loves two things: movies and vacations. He has a B.S. in Cinema/Television Production and an M.S. in Recreation and Tourism Management. While he certainly anticipates the latest releases, he is more often found dancing on flying sarapes through the ether of yesteryear and wistfully prancing on clouds of nostalgia. He does not understand kids these days or the entertainment they consume.