Leighton Meester might be best known for her role as Blair Waldorf on the popular television drama Gossip Girl, or you may also remember her as the perky new country artist in the movie Country Strong, opposite Tim McGraw. But her true talent as a professional singer is widely overlooked.
She released her first album Heartstrings in 2014, and is slowly gaining attention for her blend of country twang and soft-pop. Which is why you must hear her cover of Elvis Presley's classic, "Blue Christmas". She and fellow singer/songwriter Dana Williams teamed up for a duet of of the 1950's holiday hit, and the result is magic.
Presley wasn't the first to record "Blue Christmas", but he is certainly the most noteworthy. He recorded the holiday classic for his 1957 Christmas album, and sealed its fate as a country/rock Christmas standard.
Meester and Williams strayed away from the original’s bluesy-country vibe, and added their own beautiful sound to the track. The blend of their voices is like a crisp winter morning, sure to leave you yearning for Christmas!
Listen to the "Blue Christmas" cover by Meester and Williams below. Happy Holidays!
I'll have a Blue Christmas without you
I'll be so blue just thinking about you
Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree
Won't be the same dear, if you're not here with me
And when those blue snowflakes start falling
That's when those blue memories start calling
You'll be doin' all right, with your Christmas of white
But I'll have a blue, blue blue blue Christmas
You'll be doin' all right, with your Christmas of white,
But I'll have a blue, blue, blue blue Christmas
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