'Winter Wonderland': You choose the best version -- POLL
The Twelve Days of Christmas Classics is coming to a close! EW put 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,” “Let It Snow!,” “The Little Drummer Boy,” “O Holy Night,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” “Silent Night,” “Sleigh Ride,” and “White Christmas.”) Listen to our final 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.
It’s the 12th and final day of our Twelve Days of Christmas Classics! There have been some controversial votes — I’m looking at you, “O Holy Night” — but we hope, overall, it’s brought you and yours Christmas cheer.
We end on “Winter Wonderland,” which has been covered by more than 150 artists since it was written in 1934, so narrowing it down to just six was no easy task. Which is your favorite? Face unafraid the poll below and place your vote:
Johnny Mercer & the Pied Pipers (1946)
The singer/songwriter had a top-five hit with the snowy song. Even if you don’t know his name, you know this classic version.
Aretha Franklin (1964)
What an easygoing version this is! Aretha’s lilting vocals mimic the casual jaunt through the snow that the song is all about.
Darlene Love (1974)
Whether you remember it from Phil Spector’s 1974 holiday album, ’80s movies like Fast Times at Ridgemont High or Better Off Dead…, or from 2006’s The Holiday, you know this iconic version of the song.
Just call this snow-synth. The British duo have a very ’80s take on the Christmas classic.
This rare holiday song from the Brit rockers is from a webcast in 2002. Not sure why Thom is yelling, “It’s the Smurfs! It’s the Smurfs!” at the start, but somehow, it adds to the charm.
Jason Mraz (2008)
This strummy cover has a scatting break in the middle. Just a few extra stocking stuffers from Mr. Mraz.
How did you pick your favorite? Make your case in the comments below! And hurry up: Voting closes at midnight ET.