The best renditions of 12 holiday classics

The best renditions of 12 holiday classics

There’s nothing like the old standbys

For every nostalgic holiday classic, there’s a hundred different versions. We’ve done the sifting for you and picked out our favourite version of each classic on the list.

WHITE CHRISTMAS

Written by Irving Berlin

Original: Bing Crosby

Our Pick: Bing Crosby

BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE

Written by Frank Loesser

Original: Frank Loesser and Lynn Garland

Our Pick: Kelly Clarkson ft. Ronnie Dunn

RUDOLPH, THE RED-NOSED REINDEER

Written by Johnny Marks

Original: Harry Brannon

Our Pick: Ella Fitzgerald

JINGLE BELL ROCK

Written by Joe Beal and Jim Boothe

Original: Bobby Helms

Our Pick: Bobby Helms

THE CHRISTMAS SONG (MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU)

Written by Bob Wells and Mel Tormé

Original: Nat King Cole

Our Pick: Nat King Cole

ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE

Written by Johnny Marks

Original: Brenda Lee

Our Pick: Brenda Lee

FELIZ NAVIDAD

Written by José Feliciano

Original: José Feliciano

Our Pick: Kacey Musgraves

PLEASE COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Written by Charles Brown and Gene Redd

Original: Charles Brown

Our Pick: Etta James 

IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

Written by Meredith Willson

Original: Perry Como                            

ft. The Fontane Sisters

Our Pick: Perry Como                           

ft. The Fontane Sisters

CHRISTMAS WALTZ

Written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne

Original: Frank Sinatra

Our Pick: Peggy Lee

HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS

Written by Johnny Marks

Original: The Quinto Sisters

Our Pick: Burl Ives

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS

Written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane

Original: Judy Garland

Our Pick: Frank Sinatra

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