Christmas Song Advent Calendar 2018: Day 18

  • ARTIST: Kelly Clarkson
  • SONG: Run Run Rudolph

Originally recorded by Chuck Berry in 1958, ‘Run Run Rudolph’ takes a strong set of lungs to sing this rocking and rolling festive number. Quite appropriate then, that the original American Idol victor Kelly Clarkson took it on for her Christmas album ‘Wrapped In Red’ back in 2013.

She gives a performance here to rival Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin for gravelly, feisty soul and rock’n’roll and sounds as if she’s having an absolute hoot into the bargain too. If you’re looking for some more recent additions to the Christmas canon at your party playlists, then this deserves to be one of them.

Don’t forget to follow our Christmas Song Advent Calendar playlist for this year on Spotify so you never miss a new song as it goes up. Plus you can comment or Tweet us with your thoughts on each entry using the hashtag #ChristmasSongAdventCalendar!

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