What are considered the DEFINITIVE versions of popular Christmas songs?
December 11, 2013 11:14 AM Subscribe
So, after decades of basically ignoring them, I'm finally getting into the spirit of enjoying classic Christmas songs. But I don't know much about them. I know many of them have been covered literally hundreds of times. As a starting point, I'd like to better understand which versions of popular Christmas songs have been MOST popular over time.
posted by Alaska Jack to Media & Arts (45 answers total) 40 users marked this as a favorite
In other words, are there one or two versions of, say, "Silent Night" that are considered more-or-less "definitive" in American culture? Like, as far as I can tell, "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" has been covered dozens of times, but is *most* closely identified with Nat King Cole's version.