Christmas Duets

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Marshmallow World (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin)
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The Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth (Bing Crosby, David Bowie)
The Christmas Song (Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole)
Blue Christmas (Andrea Bocelli, Reba Mcentire)
The Angels Cried (Alan Jackson, Alison Krauss)
The First Noel (Josh Groban, Faith Hill)
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas (Perry Como, The Fontane Sisters)
All I Want For Christmas Is You (Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey)
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Christina Aguilera, Brian McKnight)
Baby, It's Cold Outside (Dean Martin, Martina Mcbride)
That Holiday Feeling (Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme)
White Christmas (Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby)
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The Prayer (Celine Dion, Josh Groban)
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I'll Be Home For Christmas (Carrie Underwood, Elvis Presley)
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The Greatest Gift Of All (Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers)
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Jingle Bells (Michael Buble, The Puppini Sisters)
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Give This Christmas Away (Amy Grant, Matthew West)
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Oklahoma Christmas (Blake Shelton, Reba Mcentire)
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Merry Christmas Baby (Rod Stewart, Cee Lo Green)
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I Listen To The Bells (Luther Vandross, Darlene Love)
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Little Jack Frost, Get Lost (Bing Crosby, Brenda Lee)
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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Anne Murray, Diana Krall)
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Deck The Halls (Doris Day, Frank DeVol)
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Calling It Christmas (Elton John, Joss Stone)
Look Out The Window (Gene Autry, Rosemary Clooney)
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I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong)
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Christmas is the season when we reconnect with friends and family, share our news about the last 12 months while feasting on the best Christmas duets there is. And there is a long and glorious history of Christmas duets that stretches back to the middle of the last century to gorge on. The oldest recording on this list comes from 1951 and features Perry Como and the 3 Foutane Sisters singing together on the Meridith Williams classic 'It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas'. This is the quintessential Christmas sound, as warm and inviting as a roaring Christmas hearth. Moving to much more recent times we have youth sensation Justin Bieber giving Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas' a reboot in 2011. In acknowledging that this was best achieved with Carey on board the recording that emerged amounted to one of the best Christmas duets of recent times with both artists giving it everything. 'The Christmas Song' will always be Nat King Cole's song no matter how many different renditions by other artists we hear but there is something entirely uplifting in Natalie Cole's duet with her father for 'The Christmas Song' which appeared on her 1999 Christmas album. This trend of contemporary artists teaming up with those who have passed away appears to be a burgeoning one and no one is better represented than Elvis. 2008's 'Christmas Duets' was an entire album of Elvis Presley Christmas duets with a crop of current female artists. On the whole it was a cunning idea as you'll hear from the seamless pairing of the King and Carrie Underwood on 'I'll Be Home For Christmas'. Truth be told we prefer our Christmas duets to be sung by 2 parties who happen to be both alive at the time of the recording. It makes for special moments like the unmistakable chemistry between legends Ella Fitzgerald and Tom Jones (and male choir) for their 1970 version of 'Silent Night'. Christmas duets are not just the preserve of male and female singers either as there are plenty of classic all-male duets. None more so than Bing Crosby and David Bowie's 'The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth' which was recorded for a TV special a few weeks before Bing's death in 1977. With a patter preceding the song that is somehow wholesome and staged at the same time the famous pair gave the old standard 'The Little Drummer Boy' a warm new lease of life. 'Peace on Earth' was written especially for the occasion and segues in beautifully after all the pa rum pum pum pum's. A more energetic all male (all Rat Pack if you will) pairing of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin gave 'Marshmallow World' an unmistakable joie de vivre and also gave the two crooners ample opportunity to play the fool.

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