Whether you know it as “Merry Christmas to You” or “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire,” everyone is familiar with “The Christmas Song.” Nat King Cole made the ballad a staple of the holidays, a favorite tune for singers like The Jackson 5, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder and others to cover. Though it’s been sung many times, many ways, former teen star JoJo still manages to bring a smile to our faces and warms our hearts with her spirited rendition of the classic standard for Amazon Originals.
Over a jazzy production of live drums and bass, JoJo flaunts her vocals, from huge, powerhouse notes to light, airy coos. She infuses the classic with personality and charm, setting the mood for a very Merry Christmas.
The visual for the clip, like most Amazon Originals is simple. JoJo is seated in a living room with almost more Christmas trees than gifts, at times playing with her dog who is wearing his holiday sweater. She serenades us while sitting on a stool and frolicking around the room. This leaves plenty of room for her vocals to shine and fill the room with merriment.
Watch JoJo sing “The Christmas Song” here then bounce on over to Amazon Music to stream and purchase the festive track.