We’ve now entered Day 3 of our Ultimate Christmas Song Bracket, meaning we’re down to the final four. Mariah has been scorching a trail straight to the top, but can classic crooner, and three seed Nat King Cole ensure that doesn’t happen? Could the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll be dethroned by a jazzy piano man? Today, we’ll narrow it down to two.
In case you missed our initial post on Monday, we started with 16 inarguable Christmas classics, and after thousands of user votes, somehow we’re now at four. Some battles were close, and others bit the dust pretty hard (not your time yet, “Frozen”). Now that we’ve reached our final four, it’s tough to find a bad song on the board. Every battle is between two titans of their respective Christmas song subgenres. Without further ado, here are yesterday’s results, as well as today’s matchups.
Yuletide Pop Region
(1) “All I Want For Christmas is You” (60%) Over (3) “Santa Claus is Coming To Town” (40%)
Classic Christmas Crooners Region
(3) “The Christmas Song” (55%) Over “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (45%)
The left side of the bracket boils down to a ’90s pop diva and one of the great jazz vocalists of the 20th century. Both can belt a tune, but only one can move on to the finals. Who will it be?
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Rockers Region
(1) “Blue Christmas” (53%) Over (2) “Happy Christmas” (47%)
iTunes Holiday Shuffle Region
(1) “Christmas Time Is Here” (59%) Over (2) “Feliz Navidad” (41%)
One of the great ivory-ticklers in soundtrack history goes head to head with the most famous bilingual holiday tune. Who will take the cake for the right side of the bracket?