Have Yourself a Very ‘Big Christmas’ With Exclusive Recordings from Global Artists

Gavin James, Thalía, Ella Henderson and more have recorded original Christmas covers, exclusive to Deezer

It just isn’t Christmas until you hear songs about Santa and snowflakes. This year we’re adding a modern twist to your festive favorites. We’ve asked 18 talented artists to record original covers for Deezer’s ‘Big Christmas’ compilation! 

Our brilliant lineup has artists from all over the world, including Australia, France, Norway, the UK and the Philippines. This includes singer Gavin James, ‘Queen of Latin Pop’ Thalía and rising Scandinavian pop star Aurora. Each act recorded their own original Christmas cover, including top festive songs ‘Last Christmas’ and ‘Silent Night’. 

But should you expect them to sound just like the originals? Definitely not. Every cover in Big Christmas’ offers a mix of genres that give a soulful, acoustic and electronic infusion to the original tracks. 

Kieran Shudall of Circa Waves also said this about the band’s track ‘Driving Home for Christmas’: “I’ve always loved Chris Rea’s voice and in this business I find myself driving home for Christmas every year so the song choice just felt right!”

Deezer’s Nigel Harding* worked closely with the artists involved in Big Christmas. “Everyone has their go-to Christmas track they keep on repeat. What I love about ‘Big Christmas’ is that we’re giving a fresh feel to old favorites. Each track feels unique thanks to our artists, who have put their soul and personal touch into every tune.”

The ‘Big Christmas’ 18-track compilation is only on Deezer and looks like: Ella Henderson – All I Want For Christmas Is You  Gavin James – Have Yourself A Merry Little ChristmasThalía – Feliz NavidadAurora – Walking in the Air Gabrielle Aplin – Happy Xmas (War is Over) Circa Waves – Driving Home for Christmas Robinson – Winter Wonderland M.O – Last Christmas James Smith – White Christmas Juris – It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year Josef Salvat – Silent Night Son Little – The Christmas SongMoss Kena – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) Hamzaa – Santa Baby Elephanz – Santa Claus is Coming to Town Jungle By Night – Carol of the Junglebells CHARLOTTE – Someday at Christmas Tim Ayre – Wonderful Christmastime

We’ll leave you this one fun fact. It looks like lots of you are already loving festive tunes. There’s been a worldwide boom in plays of our ‘Christmas is Coming’ playlist – 56% more streams in the last week alone!** So why not ignore the Scrooges and keep playing those Christmas bangers. Stream ‘Big Christmas’, exclusively on Deezer here

* Nigel is our VP of Artist Marketing at Deezer