Newsboys: “The Christmas Song” Cover Music Review

Originally released on their 2010 album ‘Christmas! A Newsboys Holiday,’ their cover of “The Christmas Song” is revisited with a brand new lyric video.

Michael Tait’s vocal talent is not something to underestimate and that goes for this cover. He definitely brings us the iconic feel of the song as it ushers in visuals of chestnuts, Santa Claus, and the anticipation of Christmas morning. I also like the instrument arrangement as it captures the classic sound, but also makes the song its own in a way that only the newsboys know how to do. Now, I will be upfront to say it is not the best cover of “The Christmas Song,” but I still think it does a good job of paying homage to the classic.

Check out the lyric video below:

“The Christmas Song,” which is also known as “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” and “Merry Christmas to You” was written by Robert Wells and Mel Tormé in 1945. Of course, legendary singer Nat King Cole would make it famous in 1946 with the release of a single with The King Cole Trio. However, it was the 1961 re-release on Cole’s “The Magic of Christmas” album that would propel the song into pop culture holiday fame, becoming number six of Billboard’s top 200.

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