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Mariah Carey

12 Days of Christmas: The One Unmatched Christmas Song, 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'

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So, it's Christmas Eve, the lead-up to the big day. We've counted down the best Christmas songs from 12 to two, ranging from somber carols like "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" to the super upbeat, like "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree." Of course, for the final day, there's only one song to talk about. With countless holiday tracks and even more covers, it's hard to think of one song that remains untouchable, despite covers. So, what Christmas song goes without competition? The answer is obvious, of course: Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You."READ MORE

12 Days of Christmas: 2 Best Versions of 'Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree'

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Originally written by Johnny Marks for Brenda Lee in 1958, the track has become an upbeat Christmas classic. There are only two days until Christmas, so we have to pick just the two best versions of "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree." So, who has done this the best?READ MORE

12 Days of Christmas: 3 Best Versions of 'O Holy Night'

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"O Holy Night" is one of the oldest Christmas carols, originally penned by French songwriter Adolphe Adam in 1847, based on a French poem. The song has since been altered, and today's best known version was written by minister John Sullivan Dwight. Full of huge vocal swells and big musical moments, every rendition of the song is special. But whose comes out on top?READ MORE

Bruce Springsteen

12 Days of Christmas: 4 Best Versions of 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town'

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It's the Friday before Christmas, and that means that jolly ol' Saint Nick is soon to be on his way. Holiday parties, family gift exchanges, children peaking in closets... it all kicks into high gear this weekend. So, that means only one thing... Santa Claus is coming to town! And wouldn't it be great if there were a holiday song specifically about that event? With only four days left until Christmas, let's celebrate with the four best versions of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town." READ MORE

12 Days of Christmas: 5 Best Versions of 'Jingle Bell Rock'

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Originally recorded by Bobby Helms in 1958, "Jingle Bell Rock" has become an American holiday standard, mixing together a little pep with some classic Christmas. But, who has done the song the most justice?READ MORE

12 Days of Christmas: 6 Best Boy Band & Girl Group Christmas Songs

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We're halfway through our countdown to Christmas, so why not shake things up for an evening? For day 7, instead of looking at the six best versions of a singular Christmas song, Music Times will instead remember another Christmas tradition: the boy band/girl group Christmas single.READ MORE

Gene Autry,

12 Days of Christmas: 7 Best Versions of 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer'

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Who does the best spin on "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer?" Let us count down...READ MORE

12 Days of Christmas: 8 Best Versions and Parodies of 'Twelve Days of Christmas'

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Just eight days remain until Christmas, and since this series is titled after the 12 Days of Christmas, how about we look at the traditional carol based off the ultimate Christmas countdown? Originally written as a traditional carol in the 18th century, "The Twelve Days of Christmas" has an unknown origin (thought to be from France or England) and has become a major holiday player over the years. With cumulative lyrics, the song has lent itself to numerous parodies and covers over the years.READ MORE

12 Days of Christmas: 9 Best Versions of 'Here Comes Santa Claus'

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With nine days remaining until Christmas, it's time to prepare Santa Claus Lane for ol' Saint Nick and look at the best versions of "Here Comes Santa Claus." Originally written and recorded by Gene Autry in 1947, the song became an instant success and classic, peaking at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. Since then, the song has been reimagined and covered countless time, but who's done it the most justice?READ MORE

Meet Me In St Louis

12 Days of Christmas: 10 Best Versions of 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas'

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For day three, we'll be looking at "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas." Originally done by Judy Garland for the 1944 musical Meet Me in St. Louis, the track actually tells the story of a family who won't be able to spend time together for the holidays due to a job promotion in New York. It's a somber reality of the holiday, but not necessarily the most joyful... All the history aside, who does the best "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas?" Check out the 10 best versions below.READ MORE

12 Days of Christmas: 11 Best Versions of 'Sleigh Ride'

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For day two, we'll continue the countdown to the happiest day of the year with the classical wintery piece "Sleigh Ride." Originally composed by Leroy Anderson in 1946 recorded as an orchestral piece, complete with horse clop sound effects and that wonderous "clap!", the song first got a classical recording in 1950. The year before, 1949, the song was given the vocal treatment the followingyear by The Andrews Sister. Though not technically a Christmas song, it's hard not to associate this snowy track with the holiday season.READ MORE

Nat King Cole, 'The Christmas Song'

12 Days of Christmas: 12 Best Versions of 'The Christmas Song'

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First, we're going to kick things off with the 12 best cover versions of the most covered Christmas song of all time, fittingly titled: "The Christmas Song." Originally recorded by Nat King Cole in 1946, the track was already redone by Cole again in '53. Since then, it has been recorded countless times and remains a holiday standard to this day. But who has done it the most justice?READ MORE

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