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'Let It Snow!': You choose the best version, in our Twelve Days of Christmas Classics -- POLL

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 (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire),” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”) 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.

Only at Christmastime are people begging for the temperature to drop below freezing: Written in 1945, “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” is a cozy song about curling up by the fire, safe from the winter weather outside. For some, it evokes the image of snacking on a warm bowl of buttery popcorn as a blanket of white covers their yard; others think of Bruce Willis fighting off German terrorists (more on that below).

Whatever your preference, we’ve got the version for you — and since we’ve no place to go, make your voice heard below!
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Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, and more attend 'Motown: The Musical' launch -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Motown: The Musical is coming to Broadway this spring and we’ve got an exclusive video from the launch! The musical tells the story of Motown founder Berry Gordy (played by The Color Purple‘s Brandon Victor Dixon) from his early days as a songwriter in Detroit to the establishment of his legendary record label. The production features songs from Motown’s extensive catalog, which includes artists such as Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, Michael Jackson, and the Jackson Five.

Last Thursday, the cast assembled at the Nederlander Theatre (home to current hit Newsies) to preview numbers from the show. The audience included a number of real-life Motown icons including Gordy (a producer of the show) and Robinson, as well as soul legend Aretha Franklin, who offered praise for what she saw. “Berry does not attach his name to anything that’s not going to be a winner and first class,” she said.

Check out an inside look at the musical, which begins previews at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on March 11 before an official opening on April 14. READ FULL STORY

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