The Twelve Days of Christmas Classics is on! Starting with “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” EW is putting the best versions of the most-covered Christmas songs up to a daily vote to compile the ultimate holiday playlist. If your favorite singer isn’t in the list below, you better not pout: Each artist will only appear once throughout the next 12 days. Listen to our top six, vote for your favorite, and let us know why you made your pick in the comments below.
Our Twelve Days of Christmas Classics continues with the most-performed Christmas song of all time, simply titled “The Christmas Song” — but you might know it better by its first line: “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…”
The song’s toasty lyrics — invoking the holiday imagery of mistletoe, flying reindeer, and bundling up like Eskimos — were written by crooner Mel Tormé and composer Robert Wells back in 1944. Tormé’s 1954 version is included in our top six below, but is it the ultimate “Christmas Song”? Kids from 1 to 92 (and beyond) can make their pick below:
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