Ray Charles, left, and Ravi Shankar share a laugh at an award ceremony in 1998. (AP Photo/Tobias Rostlund)

Ray Charles found a lot of soul in “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”

Previously, Bruce Springsteen did “Merry Christmas Baby.”

Judy Collins sang “Silver Bells.”

Angelique Kidjo did “O Holy Night.”

Johnny Mathis did “Sleigh Ride.”

Aaron Neville sang “Louisiana Christmas Day.”

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

Aretha Franklin sang “Angels We Have Heard on High.”