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Top 10 Christmas Songs Performed By American Idol Alums (VIDEOS)

Now that it’s finally Christmas, it’s time to wind down and relax. Grab your loved ones and a seat by the fire as you enjoy our Top 10 picks for Christmas songs performed by American Idol alums:

7. “Oh Holy Night” by Carrie Underwood
A force to be reckoned with, Carrie has had major success as a crossover country/pop artist. She sings this Christmas classic with so much grace you’ll get the chills.

3. “The Christmas Song” by Jessica Sanchez
You’re going to want to snuggle up while listening to the Season 11 runner-up sing this classic tune.

6. “My Grown Up Christmas List” by Kelly Clarkson
Grab a box of tissues, as the original American Idol winner will bring a tear to your eye with this gorgeous live performance.

10. “Santa Baby” by Kellie Pickler
You have to be pretty darn adorbs to pull off this song, and not many are cuter than Kellie Pickler. Listen and smile as you catch hints of her Country twang.

2. “Santa Claus is Back in Town” by Scotty McCreery
The Season 10 winner’s Christmas album has been a legitimate hit on the charts, and he’s got some extremely touching original songs. But we love his take on this classic hit, as you can really hear his signature sound.

5. “Mary, Did You Know?” by Clay Aiken
His fans, known as “Claymates,” are the most loyal of them all, and one note into this song will make you understand why. His music touches the soul.

9. “This Christmas” by Phillip Phillips
The Season 11 winner brings his flair to this great Christmas ditty, which he performed at this year’s National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington, D.C.

1. “Baby It’s Cold Outside” by Haley Reinhart and Casey Abrams
These two were rumored to have dated during and possibly after their stint on season 10. Referred to as “musical soulmates,” Haley and Casey teamed up to sing this Christmas fave. If you don’t have a smile on your face after watching this video, you may be need to check for a pulse.

4. “O Come, All Ye Faithful” by Katharine McPhee
This is a Christmas classic, and Katharine’s pure vocals do not disappoint when singing it. No wonder she’s a Smash hit on TV as well!

Did we miss any? Let us know your faves!

8. “This Christmas” by Elliott Yamin
Referred to as the modern day Donny Hathaway during Season 5, this performance proves he is an old (and very talented) soul.

12.25.2012 / 06:30 PM EDT by Marnie Brodersen
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