The Twelve Days of Christmas Classics is on! EW is putting the best versions of the most-covered Christmas songs up to a daily vote to compile the ultimate holiday playlist. (We’ve already covered “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” “The Christmas Song,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and “Let It Snow!”) If your favorite singer isn’t in the list below, you better not pout: Each artist will only appear once throughout the 12 days. Listen to our top six, vote for your favorite, and let us know why you made your pick in the comments below.
UPDATE: The polls are closed, and we have our winners! Listen to YOUR ultimate holiday playlist here.
Who would have thought that a 1941 carol about giving the gift of drumming to an infant would become a mainstream hit that still resonates today? In fact, “The Little Drummer Boy” is the only religious song in the top 25 most-performed Christmas songs of all time.
Our favorite six covers run the gamut from rock and roll to hip-hop, and one version even bridged the generational gap at a very divisive time in pop culture. Come, we told you — parum-pum-pum-pum! — and vote for your favorite below:
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