It's Beginning To Sound A Lot Like Christmas Past

Had enough of Bing Crosby's crooning? Handel's Messiah not your cup of nog? This holiday season, in what has become a perennial tradition, a host of popular artists (think 'N Sync and 98 Degrees) has reroasted the standard Christmas chestnuts. We sampled a few of the more palatable:

ARTIST/ALBUM JEWEL Joy: A Holiday Collection

STYLE Plaintive pop starlet with seasonal affective disorder

HOW'S WINTER WONDERLAND? Fine, except for the yodeling

BEST TRACK Face of Love

SKIP The a capella Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

SURPRISE FACTOR Even singing holiday songs, she sounds forlorn JINGLE BELL ROCK RATING (OUT OF 5) [2...

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