Christmas is less than 10 days away! (Sorry to stress y’all lazy shoppers out, but time’s a-ticking.) If you don’t know what to get someone, we suggest giving the gift of aural pleasure. It’s free, stimulating, and you’ll always be remembered as the person that introduced so-and-so to so-and-so’s song. Might we suggest Ellie Goulding’s tender cover of “O Holy Night?” The “On My Mind” singer just released it to the world, and it’s a delightful break from the bombast of her stellar, new album Delirium. Her voice is a true chameleon when it comes to genre-hopping, and this classic highlights it with its soft, intimate delivery.
This year didn’t see much in terms of celebrity holiday albums, but maybe that’ll change after buzz surrounding Goulding’s “O Holy Night” catches on. Sure, sure the Mariah Carey Christmas Song is iconic, but one can only turn up during the holidays so often. Thankfully, Goulding’s carol is perfect for the turn down.