The Great Christmas Carol Challenge

Dec 20, 2012

This week we pit musical legends against upstarts and imitators.

You be the judge and jury…

Let’s start with the best selling single of all time, Christmas or not…50 million copies of Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” have been sold. Here’s the crooner singing "White Christmas":

Crosby was dismissive of his role in the song's success, saying later that "a jackdaw with a cleft palate could have sung it successfully."

Lady Gaga couldn’t resist the challenge. Here’s her “White Christmas”:

One of the most loved seasonal songs is this chestnut (sorry) from Nat King Cole, “The Christmas Song”:

Who but a teenage upstart would dare to challenge the supremacy of Nat Cole? Why none other but young human Justin Bieber:

To hear more shocking audio, listen to the episode. We pit Burl Ives against Michael Buble, The Harry Simeone Chorale against The 3 Tenors, and Frank Sinatra against Frankie Valli. No contest!