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:

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.

Credit: YouTube Photo: Jessica Sanchez Performs "The Christmas Song" (VIDEO)

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.

Credit: YouTube Photo: Carrie Underwood Performs "Oh Holy Night" (VIDEO)


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.

Credit: YouTube Photo: Kellie Pickler Performs "Santa Baby" (VIDEO)


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.

Credit: YouTube Photo: Scotty McCreery Performs "Santa Claus is Back in Town" (VIDEO)


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.

Credit: YouTube Photo: Kelly Clarkson Performs "My Grown Up Christmas List" (VIDEO)


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.

Credit: YouTube Photo: Clay Aiken Performs "Mary, Did You Know" (VIDEO)


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.

Credit: YouTube Photo: Haley Reinhart and Casey Abrams Duet to "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (VIDEO)


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.

Credit: YouTube Photo: Phillip Phillips Performs "This Christmas" (VIDEO)


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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.

Credit: YouTube Photo: Elliott Yamin Performs "This Christmas" (VIDEO)


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!

Credit: YouTube Photo: Katharine McPhee Performs "Oh Come, All Ye Faithful" (VIDEO)