9 Christmas Remakes That Are More ~Lit~ Than The Originals

9 Christmas Remakes That Are More ~Lit~ Than The Originals

While nothing can ever beat the original, there are definitely some unique and amazing covers out there of your favorite Christmas songs.


When you turn on the Christmas station, it feels like you are listening to the same 10 songs, just different versions of them. To save you some time, here are the best of best when it comes to holiday covers, and the ones you should be adding to your playlist. You're welcome.

1. "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" - Pentatonix 

Out of the many, many Pentatonix Christmas covers, the band's take on "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" proves to be the most unique of them all. Quite the atypical cover, it stands out amongst the rest because it fully embodies and emphasizes the group's basic foundation, which is acapella.

2. "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" - Michael Bublé

In today's industry, there is simply no better voice that suits Christmas music quite as Michael Bublé's does. "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" is the perfect introductory song for his holiday album, "Christmas." The instrumental opening transports you to a winter wonderland, in which you can almost hear the snow falling and wind blowing in the background.

3. "Santa Baby" - Ariana Grande

Arguably the most famous pop singer in today's industry, Ariana Grande has more than often dipped her toes into the world of Christmas music. Prior to the release of her EP, "Christmas & Chill," which consists of all original songs, Grande sang her fair share of Christmas covers. Her diva pop star essence perfectly matches the spirit and soul of "Santa Baby," making it her best cover to date.

4. "Merry Christmas Darling" - Glee Cast

You can't make a Christmas covers list and not include Glee. During the show's six seasons, the cast covered over 40 Christmas songs, but the one that stands apart from the others is Lea Michele's "Merry Christmas Darling." Michele's beautiful Broadway vocals demonstrate such emotion and passion, which reminds us of that special kind of love that surrounds this holiday.

5. "Joy to the World" - Mariah Carey

Of course, Mariah Carey is credited with having one of the best original Christmas songs of all time — the iconic "All I Want For Christmas Is You." However, this is a list dedicated to covers, so instead, let's talk about her version of "Joy to the World." This cover not only shows off Carey's powerhouse vocals but is also a fun and upbeat take on this church tune.

6. "Drummer Boy" - Justin Bieber

A traditional carol turned pop tune, Justin Bieber's "Drummer Boy" takes a classical Christmas song and mixes it with rap. This cover is an absolute must on your college holiday party playlist — some might say it's the "Mo Bamba" of the Christmas season.

7. "12 Days of Christmas" - Straight No Chaser

Straight No Chaser definitely takes a lot of creative freedom when it comes to covering the holiday tune "12 Days of Christmas." But the disorderly direction of the song pays off, making it quite the entertaining, engaging, and not to mention hilarious twist to such a classic Christmas song.

8. "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" - Frank Sinatra

Originally sung by Judy Garland, the more commonly known Frank Sinatra version is a calming reassurance about the love surrounding the holidays and hope for the upcoming new year. Although "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" is one of the most covered holiday songs, nothing can beat the soothing voice of Ol' Blue Eyes.

9. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" - She & Him

You probably remember Zooey Deschanel, actress and one half of the talented duo known as She & Him, singing "Baby, It's Cold Outside" in the ever so famous Christmas movie, "Elf." Deschanel shakes up this holiday classic in her version by singing the lyrics normally sung by the man, while her male counterpart takes the woman's verses.

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80 Nicki Minaj Lyrics Perfect For Instagram Captions

"Yo, you seen my last pic, go double-tap that for me."

Nicki Minaj lets the world know about her amazing Instagram skills in Beyonce's "Flawless," when she raps "Instagram another flawless pic." Do you have a #Flawless Instagram picture but need a clever caption to go with it? The Queen of Rap has plenty of Insta-worthy song lyrics.

*(Some lyrics have been edited to keep this article "PG". Feel free to look up the real Nicki Minaj lyrics if you hate the radio edit.)

When you want to diss a hater:

    1. "You couldn't get a fan if it was hangin' from the ceilin."
    2. "I'm throwing shade like it's sunny."
    3. "I'm in my own lane, you ain't in my category."
    4. "These (girls) couldn’t test me even if their name was Pop Quiz."
    5. "Yo, people will love you and support you when it's beneficial. I'ma forgive, I won't forget, but I'ma dead the issue."
    6. "Not that I don't got good vision, but I don't see competition."
    7. "I’m Angelina, you Jennifer. Come on (girl), you see where Brad at."
    8. "I look like "yes" and you look like "no"."
    9. "But if you're ugly it's a no text zone."
    10. "If you are my rival, then that means you're suicidal."
    11. "Shout out to my haters, Sorry that you couldn't faze me."
    12. "Trash talk to 'em then I put 'em in a Hefty."
    13. "Like I mean I don't even know why you girls bother at this point. Like give up, it's me, I win, you lose."
    14. "All these haters mad because I'm so established."
    15. "Competition? why yes I would love some."

When you want to tell people how awesome you are:

    16. "If I'm fake I ain't notice, cause my money ain't."
    17. "You can hate me, but why knock my hustle? I'ma be the queen, no matter how they shuffle."
    18. "Let me make this clear, I’m not difficult, I’m just ’bout my business."
    19. "I'm feelin' myself."
    20. "Excuse me honey, but nobody's in my lane."
    21. "Put me on a dollar cause I'm who they trust in."
    22. "I don’t say “Hi”, I say “Keys to the Benz.”"
    23. "I've been hot since flip phones" "Running this game for 5 years. Guess that's why my feet hurt."
    24. "Hotter than a middle eastern climate."
    25. "My money’s so tall that my Barbies gotta climb it."
    26. "No, I'm not lucky, I'm blessed, yes."
    27."I ain't gotta compete with a single soul."
    28. "'X' in the box, cause ain't nobody checking me."
    29."Excuse me, I'm sorry, I'm really such a lady."
    30. "Honestly I gotta stay as fly as I can be."

When you're hanging with your clique:

    31. "Cherish these nights, cherish these people. Life is a movie, but there will never be a sequel."
    32. "I’m with some hood girls lookin’ back at it."
    33. "We dope girls, we flawless. We the poster girls for all this."
    34. "Pretty gang, always keep them (boys) on geek."
    35. "The night is still young, and so are we!"
    36. "If you ain’t on the team, you playin’ for team D, ’Cause we A-listers, we paid sisters."
    37. "Pretty (girls) only could get in my posse."
    38. "Cause we the mean girls, y-yes we so fetch."
    39. "We fresh to death, down to the shoes."
    40. "Ain't at no wedding but all my girls cake tops."
    41. "Got a whole bunch of pretty gang in my clique."
    42. "Clap for the heavyweight champ, me, But I couldn't do it all alone, WE."
    43. "Put your drinks up, It's a celebration every time we link up."
    44. "I'm with some flawless (girls) because they be mobbin' pretty."

When you're hanging with your significant other:

    45. "He tryna kick it like a ninja."
    46. "He could tell that I was wifey material."
    47. "Ayo, I just wanna be your first go to."
    48. "You got spark, you, you got spunk. You, you got something all the girls want."
    49. Find me in the dark, I'll be in the stars, Find me in your heart, I'm in need of your love."
    50. "They holler at me, but it's you, you."
    51. "I'm not living right, I’m not living if you’re not by my side."
    52. "I just wanna be somebody that can add to, your wife, be a friend, be a teacher and a fan, too."
    53. "I just wanna be your favorite."
    54. "He was the realest, I was the baddest, we was the illest."
    55. "I know you can save me and make me feel alive."
    56. "Yes I'll be your girl, forever your lady, You ain't ever gotta worry, I'm down for you baby."
    57. "Baby you my everything, You all I ever wanted."

When you're single and loving it:

    58. "You could be the king, but watch the queen conquer!"
    59. "Thats why I'm crowned queen, and I ain't looking for the prom king."
    60. "I like independent, like July 4th."
    61. "I ain't never need a man, to take care of me."
    62. "He be like, "Yo, you so legendary", But he can tell just by my face he ain't getting any."
    63. "I am not Jasmine, I am Aladdin."
    64. "I don't even brake when I'm backing up, I'll swerve on a (boy) if he acting up."
    65. "So many boys in here where do I begin?"

When you're just living life:

    66. "I never worry, life is a journey. I just wanna enjoy the ride."
    67. "Tonight is the night that I'ma get twisted."
    68. "I’mma keep it movin', be classy and graceful."
    69. "So make sure the stars is what you aim for, make mistakes though."
    70. "And we gon' hangover the next day. But we will remember this day."
    71. "My only motto in my life is don't lose."
    72. "Take me, or leave me, I'll never be perfect. Believe me, I'm worth it."
    73. "I believe that life is a prize, but to live doesn't mean you're alive."
    74. "I wish that I could have this moment for life."
    75. "If I scream, if I cry, It's only 'cause I feel alive."
    76. "I can't believe it, it's so amazing. This club is heating, this party's blazing.""
    77. "It's so amazing, I figured out this world is ours for the taking."
    78. "I am not a girl that can ever be defined."
    79. "I got next, I'm gonna shine."
    80. "This is my moment I just feel so alive."

Cover Image Credit: Nicki Minaj

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'Bohemian Rhapsody' Is The New 'Love of My Life'

Don't Stop Me Now, I have to tell you about my new obsession


I've never been much of a fan of movies. I'm bad at watching them, which may prompt you to ask, "how can you be bad at movies?" Basically, I'm bad at surprises so there are two options to watching a movie with me. Either I look up the movie before hand so I know the plot, or I don't look it up, but I will nervously chatter throughout the movie. Long story short, I know I'm a mess, but I can't help it.

Aaaaaanyway, over break, my dad and I went to go see Bohemian Rhapsody with Rami Malek, and IT. WAS. AMAZING. I was worried when I saw the movie was solidly over two hours, and, obviously, it was too new to have a plot online. I had read a biography about Freddie Mercury over the summer, so I knew what to expect, but I was still a bit anxious.

Two and a half amazing hours later, I was floored. The movie was absolutely phenomenal. It was supposed to be focused around the entire band, but, as was to be expected, the focus was shifted a bit more towards Freddie. I don't generally cry during movies, but I was moved to tears multiple times throughout the movie as the band and Freddie hit the ups and downs of life.

Being the lover of dad music that I am, I was thrilled to listen to Queen for over two hours, and, since seeing the movie, I've been listening to non-stop Queen. I regret nothing. Even if you don't listen to their music, I would 12/10 recommend this movie because it's not just about the music.

Queen was like a family. They had their ups and downs, arguments with each other, massive successes together, and so much more. At one point or another, you find a moment that you relate to because, despite being international super stars, they were also human beings. There are times when they feel alone or forsaken, and there are times when they feel like they're on top of the world.

It's due to come out to buy soon, and most theatres are still showing it due to its critical acclaim and award success. If you have some extra time to spare and want to spend that time watching an AMAZING movie, Bohemian Rhapsody is my VERY professional recommendation.

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