Looking for the perfect festive cover to play this season? Or just want something a little different to add to your Christmas playlist?
There’s more than one way to do Christmas, and these artists prove it. From rock versions of traditional carols to indie reinventions of everyone’s favourite chart hits, here’s our selection of the best twists on Christmas classics.
The xx - Last Christmas
The xx give this massive 1984 hit from Wham! a melancholy makeover with their trademark ghostly vocals, intimate basslines and magical synth-work.
Weezer - O Holy Night
A modern alternative band and a traditional Christmas carol might seem like an odd combination, but Weezer pull it off brilliantly. Complete with a guitar solo and garage-band infused drums, this is O Holy Night like you’ve never heard it before!
Coldplay - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Originally performed by Judy Garland in the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me In St. Louis and later recorded by Frank Sinatra, this 1944 classic is given a new lease of life with this uplifting piano version from Coldplay.
Hozier - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Hozier transforms this traditional Christmas hymn into an intense and entrancing number, with intricate guitar melodies and rich vocals. A completely different take on this age-old classic.
My Chemical Romance - All I Want For Christmas Is You
Thought rock bands couldn’t do Christmas cheer? Think again! Embracing the Christmas spirit in their own unique way, My Chemical Romance transform Mariah Carey’s smash hit into a punk anthem of their own.
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