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For "Oh Holy Night", I was going to say the best "recent" versions have been done by Celine Dion or Clay Aiken...but my goodness, you guys are right, you can't go wrong with the classic Nat King Cole version.

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All good and worthy suggestions! Now, how about going from the highly religious to the highly secular..? "Baby, It's Cold Outside"...

I have to go with the remixed "duets" style version by Dean Martin and Martina McBride...
"Baby It's Cold Outside" is a good choice to discuss next, as there is indeed multiple versions of that! I don't neccesarily have to be the one to toss out the song choice, but I do want to make sure each song is given a few days to be discussed (I love to hear everyone's opinions).

So for "Baby It's Cold Outside...", there's a version by Rod Stewart from just a few years back that I'm actually pretty fond of (and I usually can't stand Rod Stewart!)

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I love it when Kaitlyn Maher sings Oh Holy Night.....actually....no matter what she sings....she sounds like a little angel!!!
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All the artists mentioned for Oh Holy Night would be in my top ten. I would probably say Josh Groban.

Baby, It's Cold Outside - Lauren Bacall and Thora Birch in "All I Want For Christmas"
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Best version of "Baby It's Cold Outside" is the version by Leon Redbone and Zooey Deschanel on the soundtrack and closing credits of Elf.
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Most unusual versions of "Baby, It's Cold Outside":

Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester
Bing Crosby and Jimmy Stewart

(Yes, I have these recordings!)
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All good and worthy suggestions! Now, how about going from the highly religious to the highly secular..? "Baby, It's Cold Outside"...

I have to go with the remixed "duets" style version by Dean Martin and Martina McBride...
I agree, George.
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I would have to say Bing Crosby and Doris Day version is pretty nice as well.
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I like the version from Brian Setzer & Ann Margaret. Setzer's voice is a little rough, compared to a pure crooner, at few moments in the song but it works for me. Ann Margaret's voice is just perfect throughout.
As usual, with The BSO, the orchestra is awesome and it's very well recorded.

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Forgot this one, but it actually may be my favorite "contemporary" version:

"Baby it's Cold Outside" by Vanessa Williams and Bobby Caldwell.
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this one really is a nice one
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