With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to get festive. And what better way to brighten your spirits than by listening to a little holiday music? The classic standards are always a treat, but they are even better when they are reimagined by your favorite divas.
This year alone we were treated to a slew of seasonal offerings from some our favorite hitmakers. Mariah Carey, the certified queen of the Christmas, unleashed not one but two festive bops. She contributed the title track to the soundtrack for The Star and got more than a little merry on “Lil Snowman.” But the legendary diva was not the only one to participate in the jolliest time of the year.
Gwen Stefani teamed up with her man, Blake Shelton, for the rollicking “You Make It Feel Like Christmas.” Sia took the season to the tropics with her festive bop “Santa’s Coming For Us.” Shania Twain got a little romantic with Nick Jonas for “Say All You Want For Christmas,” and the ladies of Fifth Harmony unleashed their first original standard, “Can You See.” Just last week Ellie Gouldingjoined the fray with a lush rendition of the seminal “O Holy Night.”
After familiarizing yourself with some of the new holiday anthems we have received this year revisit some standing classics from our favorite pop sirens below!
The trend continued into the new millennium as a new batch of hitmakers decked the halls. Kelly Clarkson sang of finding her one true love wrapped up and waiting for her Christmas morning on the buoyant “Underneath the Tree.” Lady Gaga puts a decidedly different spin on things over sexy beats on her fantastically raunchy “Christmas Tree.” Aussie goddess Kylie Minogue played in a dazzling winter wonderland on “Every Day’s Like Christmas.” Her sweet voice twinkles over a dazzling pop production, and the celebratory track finds seasonal magic every day of the year. In comparison, Katy Perry’s“White Christmas” resonates with a stark sense of hope and nostalgia. After all, who does not join in on yearning for a snowy Xmas morning?
Bonnie penned herself a cinematic romp with “California Winter.” On it, she and a lover heat up the holidays in the most joyful of ways. Tori teamed up with a cappella powerhouses Pentatonix for a brilliant medley of “Winter Wonderland” and “Don’t Worry Be Happy,” while the “Me Too” diva promised to be by her lover’s side on “I’ll Be Home.” However, underrated pop darling Carly Rae will always steal the show with her massive rendition of WHAM!’s “Last Christmas.” The “Run Away With Me” singer knows her way around pop hooks, and the wistful release soars to new levels in her hands.
Listen to all of the holiday classics in the playlist below.
This article was originally published by: Idolator