When it comes to Christmas I need classics. Jazzed-up new versions just won’t
do. So after many years of searching, here are 5 versions of famous Christmas music that have, for one reason or another, passed the hard test.
1. Ding Dong Merrily On High – King’s College Choir, Cambridge
It’s just so happy! Can’t get enough of those high notes descent. It HAS to be on my holiday playlist.
2. Silent Night, Holy Night – Mahalia Jackson
Any other version will take a back seat once you hear this. So much conviction in her voice. When she sang this in Denmark’s national radio more than 20,000 requests for copies came pouring in. It also became one of the best-selling singles in the history of Norway.
3. Santa Baby – Miss Piggy
OK. So you already heard this but there are some songs that sound terrific on few other than the delectable muppets*.
4. Christmas Day – Dido
Her voice would naturally fit the season, angel-like and all. The song itself is also good. It’s the most contemporary track in my Christmas folder.
5. Auld Lang Syne – Keri Noble
There are so many excellent version of this little Scottish gem. But you’d have to search far and near to find a capella version better than this. Not a single instrument and yet can freeze you in your tracks. Think of visiting iTunes after this. Merry Christmas!
* Here is what I mean