To celebrate the season, Arts Post has compiled a list of our blog staff’s favorite Christmas songs.

Bruce Springsteen performs a wicked and pulsating “Merry Christmas Baby.” The video below shows the unmistakable work of Clarence Clemons, one of the music greats who died in 2011.


A 2009 portrait of Springsteen by Williamson (Michael Williamson/THE WASHINGTON POST)

That’s a collaboration between Columbia journalism professor Dale Maharidge and prize-winning Post photographer Michael S. Williamson.

Previously, Angelique Kidjo did “O Holy Night.”

Judy Collins sang “Silver Bells.”

Johnny Mathis did “Sleigh Ride.”

David Bowie and Bing Crosby sang “The Little Drummer Boy.”