Twelve Songs of Christmas: Day Three

Song #3: Jingle Bells

Leeann’s Pick: Raul Malo

This fiery version does what this song is meant to do; it puts me in a festive mood. I love the jaunty, jazzy production and Malo leans into the song as intensely as he does any song that he sings.

Sam’s Pick: Crash Test Dummies

Or “Scary Jingle Bells,” as my kids call it. Leave it to this quirky Canadian folk group to turn a joyous, bouncy song like this into an accordion-driven battle dirge. Thanks to Brad Roberts, who’s one of the few people who can make Trace Adkins sound like a castrato, this version of “Jingle Bells” sounds more like a slaying song than a sleighing song.

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2 Responses to Twelve Songs of Christmas: Day Three

  1. treedyNo Gravatar

    I’m gonna have to go with the Suzy Bogguss version as my favorite version of this song! She does really good Christmas music!

  2. bobNo Gravatar

    Raul’s was good but I agree with treedy. Didn’t care for the CTD version.

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