Not surprisingly Bing Crosby is not on the playlist.
We shall start with this Melodic Rock Version of a Wham song.
I hated Wham - still do in fact - so this version by DAILY GRIND is a vast improvement.
For some reason a lot of Rock Metal/Bands cover that song. There's at least 3 others that I know about.
Power Metal heroes THEOCRACY have a number of Christmas songs.
I picked this one because they managed to make a Rudolph song that's catchy, amusing and pure Power Metal.
I posted ORION'S REIGN last year and here they are again with another cheerful take on a traditional carol.
I rather like the operatic duet-y bits and they way they break out some PM shredding for the hell of it.
In case you're wondering - and you probably are - the girl in red is MINNIVA who has her own channel.
If you're all Christmassed-out then I have the perfect song for you, courtesy of US Loons PSYCHOSTICK.
Somebody needs to give these guys a TV show or something.
And to finish, one of the rare Christmas hits I will admit to liking without apology or irony.
RIP Greg Lake.
That's all folks.