The 10 Best Covers of Holiday Songs

From Springsteen to Madonna, here are the best versions of what would otherwise be the most annoying songs in the world.
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Holiday songs are literally unavoidable from basically Halloween until the end of January. People like to deck the halls as much as they can, so if you leave the house for any reason during those four months of the year, you're going to be subjected to the same tinny-sounding classics, give or take a sleigh bell or two. We figure if you're gonna have to listen to these songs anyway, might as well give yourselves the option of listening to decent versions of them, so we rounded up the top ten best covers of holiday classics. Giddy up, giddy up, giddy up, let's go. 

1) The Ronettes — “Frosty the Snowman 

Dig out that mock turtleneck sweater your aunt sent you last year and enjoy a boozy beverage while swaying back and forth to this.

2) Tiny Tim — “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”

Holidays are a time for giving, and also for getting a little bit weird.

3) Zooey Deschanel and Leon Redbone  “Baby It’s Cold Outside”

Time your mistletoe just right for this one. 

4) Sufjan Stevens  “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”

Sounds better than a flock of angels. Angels come in flocks, right?

5) Death Cab For Cutie — “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”

No holiday is as emo as Christmas.

6) David Bowie & Bing Crosby — “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy”

A classic take on a classic song.

7) Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings — “Silver Bells”

This is for after the nog kicks in when you're ready to take things up a notch.

8) Whitney Houston — “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

If you can make it through this without misting up a little you're a monster.

9) Bruce Springsteen — “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”

See, real men DO love Santa.

10) Madonna — “Santa Baby” 

I bet you Santa would much rather sit on Madonna's lap instead.