Best Modern Christmas Song Remakes
This time of year, Christmas music is everywhere. From classic carols and hymns to today's pop music, the spirit of Christmas has been reflected in music for generations. Many of Christmas's classic hits have been covered time and time again by different artists, resulting in some great holiday remakes. Here are our favorite Christmas song remakes!
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Straight No Chaser
You can listen to the original version here.
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Coldplay
Though this song has been recorded by both Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, the original version comes from Judy Garland in 1944's "Meet Me is St. Louis." Listen here.
O Holy Night By Mariah Carey
This song is a traditional Christmas song, and has been covered by a variety of artists.
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer by Jack Johnson
Gene Autry recorded this song in 1949. Click here to listen.
Jingle Bells by Michael Buble
A traditional Christmas carol, "Jingle Bells" was written by James Lord Pierpont in 1857. Click here to hear Jingle Bells in the traditional style.
Do They Know It's Christmas by Band Aid 30
Originally recorded in 1984 by Band Aid, "Do they Know It's Christmas" featured artists such as Bono, George Michael, Phil Collins, David Bowie and more. In 2014, Band Aid 30's version of the song features One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, Sinead O'Connor, and again Bono, among others. Listen to the 1984 version here.
Do You Hear What I Hear by Carrie Underwood
"Do You Hear What I Hear" was originally recorded in 1962 by the Harry Simeone Chorale. Listen to it here.
Baby It's Cold Outside by Michael Buble and Idina Menzel
This song was originally performed by Johnny Mercer and Margaret Whiting in 1949. Listen to this version here.
Mary, Did You Know by The Pentatonix
"Mary, Did You Know?" features lyrics and music written by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene. The song was as originally recorded by Michael English. Listen to English's version.
What are some of your favorite holiday songs? Leave them in the comments below!