12 Holidaze

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Happy Holidaze! Seven Swans A Singing Have Nothing On Charles Bradley’s “Amazing Grace”

Happy Holidaze! In lieu of the traditional advent calender stocked with stale chocolates or tiny toys, VH1, MTV and CMT are gearing up and counting down the days to Christmas with 12 Holidaze worth of cheer. Each day until the 25th, we will unveil a new holiday-themed performance from some of your favorite artists. Already we’ve enjoyed Paloma Faith‘s retro “Santa Baby,” Austin Mahone’s “Jingle Bells;” Gavin DeGraw‘s blustery “O Holy Night,” and The Wanted‘s puppy-aided “White Christmas”; and today on this seventh day of Holidaze, VH1 has gifted unto you Charles Bradely‘s from-the-gut turn of “Amazing Grace.”

Seven swans a singing have nothing on the Screaming Eagle of Soul. Bradely’s inimitable voice “Amazing Grace” lends itself nicely to the 18th century hymn, and you may think you’ve heard all the possible covers before, but we assure that this one will rattle any and all bedecked halls. Really, this is special.

Seven down, five more days of videos to enjoy. Happy Holidaze!

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Gavin DeGraw Rings In The “Holy Night” On Holidaze Day 4

Happy Holidaze! In lieu of the traditional advent calender stocked with stale chocolates or tiny toys, VH1, MTV and CMT are gearing up and counting down the days to Christmas with 12 Holidaze worth of cheer. Each day until the 25th, we will unveil a new holiday-themed performance from some of your favorite artists. Already we’ve enjoyed Paloma Faith‘s retro “Santa Baby” and Austin Mahone’s “Jingle Bells;” and on the fourth day of Holidaze, we at VH1 want to share with thee the traditional four calling birds as well as Gavin DeGraw singing Christmas carols in a blustery CGI-snowstorm.

DeGraw fedora donned and with just his buddy Billy on the guitar to back him up, the “Not Over You” star performed a spiced up cover of the Christmas classic “Holy Night.” Lending it his trademark grit, DeGraw really glosses a song we’ve heard a million times up with a new romance. Night divine indeed, no?

And with this fourth video, a perfect Christmas playlist has begun to emerge! And there are still eight more days of videos to enjoy. Happy Holidaze!

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Happy Holidaze! Paloma Faith Wants To Be Your “Santa Baby”

Happy Holidaze! In lieu of the traditional advent calender stocked with stale chocolates or tiny toys, VH1, MTV and CMT are gearing up and counting down the days to Christmas with 12 Holidaze worth of cheer. Each day until the 25th, we will unveil a new holiday-themed performance from some of your favorite artists. First up: Paloma Faith, singing the Christmas classic “Santa Baby”!

Anybody can get twelve drummers drumming, but few can fill us with a reto-sheened cheer quite like Faith can. The rising British songstress and The Voice UK coach has a voice that has earned her comparisons to Amy Winehouse and Adele, and a look that’s a little Joan from Mad Men and all the rest entirely her own (we’ve mentioned it already, but you should really take a look at that carcass necklace!), and this Christmas classic from 1953 is just perfect for her. It’s a teensy bit jazzy and just brimming with the warm and crackly cheer that’s sure to lure Santa down the chimney right quick.

We are particularly excited to share Paloma’s carol because on Sunday she’ll be in LA with us for VH1 DIVAS 2012, where she’ll join the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Keri Hilson, Metric, Pitbull, Demi Lovato and more in celebrating the diva-tastic legacies of Whitney Houston and Donna Summers. Tune-in Sunday, December 16, at 8PM for a red carpet live stream and 9PM/8C for the show. For additional VH1 Divas 2012 info, visit divas.vh1.com.

Related: Rising British Soul-Pop Star Paloma Faith Just Added To VH1 Divas 2012 Performers

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