I’m not a huge fan of Christmas music, but every now and then a rock band takes a Christmas classic and makes it bearable. Lol. So here are my top 5 favorite Christmas covers.
Small Town Titans: “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”
Originally performed by Thurl Ravenscroft
This is the best of the best. His voice, the arrangement, that dirty bass intro… Perfection.
Shinedown: “Happy X-Mas (War Is Over)”
Originally performed by John Lennon
I love this song anyway, but Brent Smith singing can take any song to another level.
Throne of Eden: “Christmas Canon Rock”
Originally performed by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: “Carol of the Bells”
Original performed by students at Kyiv University in December 1916; music composed by Mykola Leontovych and lyrics written by Peter J. Wilhousky
From Ashes to New: “All I Want for Christmas is You”
Originally performed by Mariah Carey