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10 of the best Christmas performances on YouTube

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Alabama.

A wise elf once said the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. At Yellowhammer News we want to do our part in spreading Christmas cheer this year. Here are 10 of the best Christmas performances we could find on YouTube. Enjoy!


1. Little Drummer Boy by Pentatonix

How do they make all of those noises with just their mouths? Ridiculous.

2. Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Frank Sinatra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K1LHyzKILM

No one beats Ol’ Blue Eyes.

3. Oh Holy Night by Celine Dion

http://youtu.be/MHdx77aAvkc

You’ll find yourself thinking, “There’s no way she’s going to try to hit a higher note than that one…”

And then she does. And then you’ll weep.

4. Angels We Have Heard on High by Home Free

This is how I would expect this song to sound if it was legitimately sung by angels.

5. White Christmas by Michael Bublé featuring Kelly Rowland & Naturally

Alabamians gave up on the dream of a white Christmas a long time ago, but this song might almost make the Yellowhammer State feel hopeful this year.

6. All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey

The New Yorker called Mariah Carey’s massively successful Christmas song “one of the few worthy modern additions to the holiday canon.” It serves as a necessary reminder that love is more important than presents. Thanks, Mariah.

7. Happy Christmas (War is Over) by Darius Rucker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSoO5ovow7c

The children’s choir in the background takes this already strong performance and makes it even better.

8. Silent Night by Kelly Clarkson, Trisha Yearwood and Reba McEntire

Classic and beautiful. If you weren’t a fan of these women before, you will be now.

 9. Let It Snow by Captain Picard from Star Trek

The internet is wonderful, isn’t it?

1o. Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah performed by the Johann Strauss Orchestra and the Harlem Gospel Choir

Legend has it that King George II was so moved by this piece of music that he stood to his feet out of reverence. You’ll understand why.

Are there some great Christmas performances that we missed? Let us know your favorites in the comment section below.