8 Holiday Song Covers You Should Listen to this Christmas


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Michael Buble poses for his Christmas album.

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As high schoolers, we seem to always hear the same old holiday songs during this Christmas season. Sometimes listening to these songs become boring and hard to ignore. Here is a list of holiday song covers that will give a new meaning to each phenom classic.

  1. Sam Smith- “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

The pop icon, Sam Smith, had recorded a cover of this Judy Garland seminal classic. His clear and effortless tone makes this song take on a new sound while still sounding like the original.

  1. Pentatonix- “Mary Did You Know”

A capella group, Pentatonix, created a completely stunning rendition of this Christmas hymn originally sung by Michael English. Pentatonix produced a magical cover sounding especially phenomenal while singing together in harmony.

  1. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band- “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”

Bruce Springsteen generated this Christmas classic, first recorded by Harry Resser, into a new rock and roll take. His energy with the E Street Band make it a crowd pleaser and a song to make you get up and dance.

  1. Michael Bublé– “Santa Baby”

Michael Bublé recorded this Eartha Kitt original with a different take on it. Bublé changed the word “baby” to “buddy” and other miscellaneous lyrics to make it more appropriate for a man to sing.

  1. Ariana Grande- “O Holy Night”

Pop singer, Ariana Grande, performed this Christmas masterpiece at a concert for the 11th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Citadel Outlets in Los Angeles. Grande’s powerhouse vocals were absolutely breathtaking and captivating.

  1. Glee Cast- “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”

Fox’s “Glee,” created another classic within a classic to Brenda Lee’s song. The cast sings the song putting a more youthful jive into the music and words for teens to enjoy.

  1. Trans-Siberian Orchestra- “Carol of the Bells”

The world renowned, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, recorded a flawless rendition on this Ukrainian original. Sometimes sung, the orchestra members made a elegant but powerful sound to all who listen.

  1. Boyz II Men- “Silent Night”

90’s group, Boyz II Men, sang a R&B version of this Christmas hymn. Boyz II Men have a lay-back vibe as they sing a cappella during this track.

These holiday covers spice up the Christmas season and make it more interesting to hear other artists perform the classics. Nick Deang (9) assures that, “it is great for other artists to cover holiday songs because many holiday classics seem repetitive when you listen to it many times.” All of the covers above are highly recommended and make sure to check them out.