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8 Christmas Classics We’re Loving This Year

8 Reinventions Of Christmas Classics We’re Loving This Year

The holidays are officially here, so snuggle up with some eggnog and get the speakers ready for a new Christmas playlist. While many country artists have released their own spirited holiday-themed albums in the past, this year we take a look at some of the most unique reinterpretations of Christmas classics recorded in 2017.

Whether it’s Brandy Clark’s stripped down cover of the Carpenters’ “Merry Christmas, Darling” or Brett Young’s unique “O Holy Night” performance complete with string accompaniment, below are eight gems that should be added to every holiday playlist, stat!

Brandy Clark’s “Merry Christmas, Darling”

Brandy Clark‘s voice shines on her beautiful cover of the Carpenters’ “Merry Christmas, Darling.” Accompanied by an acoustic guitar, Clark’s stripped-down version of the song highlights the sentimental lyrics within the holiday classic. “I have just one wish on this Christmas Eve, I wish I were with you,” she softly sings

Brandy Clark – “Merry Christmas, Darling” – The Carpenters Cover

Brett Young’s “O Holy Night”

Brett Young takes listeners into the studio as he lays down vocals for his powerful version of “O Holy Night.” While his voice strikes a chord on the holiday standard, assistance from several string players, an acoustic guitar and piano help flesh out the song for a memorable take on the timeless classic.

Brett Young – O Holy Night

Home Free’s “Silent Night”

Home Free wow once again with their mesmerizing a cappella vocals on “Silent Night.” Singing in front of a church as the snow delicately falls on the ground, if this song doesn’t get you in the holiday spirit, nothing will.

Home Free – Silent Night

Waterloo Revival’s “All I Want for Christmas”

Country duo Cody Cooper and George Birge of Waterloo Revival are gearing up for the holidays with their pop-country version of “All I Want for Christmas.” Backed by keyboards, an electric and acoustic guitar, Birge’s vocals soar on the slowed-down ballad detailing being alone at Christmas.

Waterloo Revival – ‘All I Want for Christmas’

Kelleigh Bannen’s “Deck the Halls”

Kelleigh Bannen gives some welcomed swagger to “Deck the Halls” with her infectious vocals. A unique take, her spirited reinterpretation gives the holiday standard a notable edge. In no time, listeners will surely have Bannen’s “Fa la la la la la la la’s” stuck in their heads.

Christmas Classic “Deck The Halls” – Kelleigh Bannen

Bailey Bryan’s “Go Tell It on the Mountain”

With hand claps and a distinct modern flair, Bailey Bryan transforms “Go Tell It On the Mountain” to an instant jam. Her wavering vocals alongside several guitars modernize the old gospel classic that dates back to the 1800s beautifully well.

Bailey Bryan – Go Tell It On The Mountain [Amazon Original]

Ashley Barron’s “The Christmas Song”

Ashley Barron gets viewers in the holiday spirit with just one glance at her fireside video performance of “The Christmas Song.” Seated in between two guitarists, Barron’s soulful singing style brings to mind holiday classics from years ago, and the enticing fire behind her makes it easy to envision the line,“chestnuts roasting on an open fire”coming to life.

Ashley Barron “The Christmas Song”

Temecula Road’s “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”

Temecula Road‘s mesmerizing harmonies can be heard throughout the fun-filled “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” While the trio from California may not be used to snow this time of year, you’d never know otherwise with their convincing performance.

Temecula Road – Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Audio Only)

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 – TasteOfCountry

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