The Recording Academy has announced a double-threat Christmas special to premiere on Dec. 5. Not only will there be performances by massive artists, but they’ll announce the Grammy nominees.
The special, dubbed A Very Grammy Christmas (because that’s not an overdone play on words at all), is jam-packed with a slew of awesome, chart-topping performers. Before our favorite bands can get too attached to any particular songs, though, we wanted to give a few suggestions on what each performer could sing. Ready?
1) Arianna Grande – “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”
Mariah Carey already vamped this up for Grande, meaning absolutely no rearranging is necessary. That’s perfect, since girlfriend has a tendency to overdo it when she tries to sexily rearrange something (see her second SNL performance). Plus, this song and Grande’s style can mesh perfectly for a chance at a sexy Mrs. Claus outfit, complete with Grande’s favorite white go-go boots. #NailedIt
Runners up: “All I Want for Christmas is You” or “Underneath the Christmas Tree”
2) Pharrell Williams – “Frosty the Snowman”
It’s the hat. That is all.
Runners up: “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Mele Kalikimaka” or some Christmas-fied version of “Happy”
3) Tim McGraw – “I’ll be Home for Christmas”
This song can never be overdone and it never sounds better than with a country accent attached to it. Proof of that can be found in Rascal Flatts’ version from a few years ago. McGraw’s version will no doubt be even sweeter, though.
Runners up: “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” or “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
4) Maroon 5 – “Little Saint Nick”
If anyone can do a Beach Boys song justice, it’s Adam Levine and his falsetto. Plus, they’re such California boys, just like our favorite surf-rock originals. If they don’t cover a Beach Boys song, we’ll honestly be pretty disappointed.
Runners up: “Run Run Rudolph” and “Christmas in the Sand”
More Very Grammy Christmas performers will be announced soon and we can’t wait to insert our opinions on their songs, too. Until then, enjoy our journey through some awesome Christmas music.