It happens every year: Just when you thought you’d heard “Jingle Bell Rock” one too many times, your favourite artist releases a cover, breathing new life into the holiday music staple. Now apply that to virtually every festive tune you can think of. When it comes to tried-and-true Christmas songs, if it’s not broke, don’t fix it — and often all it takes is a fresh, new version to make an old classic sound brand new. This year, we’re gifting you your favourite holiday covers all in one place via exclusive SiriusXM performance videos.
With performances like Andy Grammer‘s acoustic take on John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band’s “Happy Christmas (War is Over),” Seal‘s soulful cover of “The Christmas Song,” and Jimmy Buffett‘s version of “Jingle Bell Rock” that feels more deserving of a margarita in hand than hot cocoa, these videos are sure to make spirits even brighter this year. And the season is still young — start shaking up your holiday listening with these 15-plus covers to ensure you’re not feeling like Scrooge by the time Christmas rolls around.
If @jimmybuffett performing ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ doesn’t get you ready for the holidays, nothing will!
— SiriusXM (@SIRIUSXM) November 30, 2019
Want to hear even more Christmas classics from both yesterday and today? Check out the entirety of SiriusXM’s holiday channel lineup here.