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:
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.
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.
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.
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!