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5 Christmas Originals That Covers Never Top

There are plenty of Christmas songs that it seems every musician has covered. I can live with them, but these are five Christmas songs that I don’t think could ever be topped by another artist. You can’t change my mind. 

  1. Last Christmas – Wham!

This 1984 classic has been covered, probably a couple thousand times, but none of them capture the essence of Wham! They are either too upbeat about having their heart given away or they are just a little too sad to be considered a Christmas tune. George Michael gives us a perfect mix of sadness and optimism. 

  1. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays – *NYSNC

While there are some fantastic remakes of this song by other artists, none of them can make the heart pound quite like this legendary version. Other versions might make you want to sing along, but this one will make you want to go caroling with your neighbors. 

  1. Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley

I don’t think this one really needs an explanation. Elvis is a legend for a reason. 

  1. All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

It’s safe to say that this one is slightly overplayed, but I have yet to hear a better version. I have listened to several artists try, but their versions never make it to the top of every Pop-Christmas playlist on the internet. Even if you absolutely hate this song, the original still has to be your favorite one. 

  1. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee

For some reason, almost every cover of this song is either someone screaming or just a constant stream of forced vibrato. Brenda Lee just sings it, she sings it well, and I don’t think she had to try as hard as some of these other people. 


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