What is Elvis Presley doing on a list of modern country Christmas songs I hear you say? Well he was ahead of his time for one thing and secondly this duet is with Gretchen Wilson, one of contemporary country’s leading lights (ah technology we are in your debt). That the song works just underscores the power of the King’s craft. Carrie Underwood also recorded a latter day duet with Elvis on the album ‘Elvis Presley Christmas Duets’ but she sings solo on her on dazzling update of the famous carol ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’. Keith Urban takes a risk with his rendition of Bing’s famous ‘White Christmas’ but such is his appeal that he turned it into one of the most popular country Christmas songs of recent years, and all achieved in such an understated way.
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