It’s almost Thanksgiving! You know what that means? It’s almost-almost Christmas! Normally we get a little annoyed when people forget about Thanksgiving and skip straight from Halloween to Christmas (seriously, this isn’t The Nightmare Before Christmas, people, turkeys have feelings too!), but we can’t complain about it officially being Christmas music season. We’ll probably be sick of Christmas music by Christmas itself, but for now? We’re loving it, and it looks like celebrities are too! Check out some of our favorite Christmas covers here.
Carly Rae Jepsen – “Last Christmas”
This is our most recent celebrity Christmas cover. Carly Rae Jepsen released her cover of Wham!’s classic song last night, and we love it! The funky saxophones mixed with her smooth vocals make this song a pleasure to listen to, and you can count on us listening to it all the way until Christmas.
The xx – “Last Christmas”
Before you ask—no, this list isn’t going to be filled with covers of “Last Christmas.” We couldn’t resist putting The xx’s cover on the list when we heard them perform it in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. Their cover is definitely very different from the original and from Carly Rae’s version, with a slowed-down tempo and less of that bouncy Christmas feel. We might listen to this all year!
ANYTHING by Michael Buble
Let’s be real, we’ve all listened to Michael Buble’s 2011 Christmas album way too many times (if you haven’t, your mom definitely has). It’s impossible for us to pick just one song (especially because “Last Christmas” isn’t on the album), but we’re definitely partial to “White Christmas”, “Jingle Bells”, and everyone’s favorite song, “All I Want for Christmas is You.”
Death Cab For Cutie – “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”
Uh-oh, this is the first entry on the list that doesn’t involve “Last Christmas” in any way? What are we going to do? Luckily, we have one of the most underrated Christmas songs here being covered by an amazing band. Death Cab for Cutie’s cover of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” has a more indie sound than some of the other Christmas covers on this list, so if you’re “too cool” for Christmas music, give this gorgeous cover a listen!
Little Mix – “Silent Night”
Bright Eyes – “O Little Town of Bethlehem”
If you were in any sort of Christmas pageant as a child, you definitely performed this song at one point. It’s always been a quieter song, and Bright Eyes stripped “O Little Town of Bethlehem” down even more, letting Conor Oberst’s beautiful voice take center stage.
Conor Maynard – “This Christmas”
Keeping up with our Conor streak, Conor Maynard’s cover of “This Christmas” (not “Last Christmas”) just makes us feel all-around happy. If you ever find yourself getting stressed out and cranky during the holidays, give this song a listen and we guarantee that you’ll be back in the Christmas spirit in no time!
Justin Bieber – “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”
Justin Bieber’s version of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” is ridiculously funky. Seriously, doesn’t it make you want to drop all of your shopping lists and worries and start dancing with Bieber? You can if you want. We won’t tell anyone.
Taylor Swift – “Santa Baby”
Ahh, yes, the classic “Santa Baby”, the song that definitely confused all of us as children. Who better to cover this seductive song than Taylor Swift? The cover somehow manages to combine country music with Christmas carols, which sounds like it should be awful but somehow manages to sound delightful. Teach us your ways, T-Swift!
One Direction – “All I Want For Christmas is You”
We can’t tell what about this video is giving us the most feels. Is it the fact that One Direction also loves “All I Want For Christmas is You”? Is it the throwback to how young they look here? Is it the fact that Zayn Malik is still there (ouch, too soon)? Regardless, this little snippet is ridiculously delightful. We’re still waiting on the full version, boys!
Which Christmas cover is your favorite?