Leighton Meester Takes On A Christmas Classic

Among the slew of new releases today—Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Susan Boyle and Adam Lambert, to name a few—comes the A Very Special Christmas Volume 7 compilation. Yes, it’s chock full of the usual holiday suspects. But hark! AVSC 7 also features a cover of the yuletide classic, “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)” by Gossip Girl starlet Leighton Meester.

So will Blair Waldorf’s rendition of the holiday fave become as celebrated as the Darlene Love original and the 1987 cover by U2 (which, incidentally, appeared on the very first A Very Special Christmas album)? Have a listen to a clip of it after the jump and see what you think of her prospects.

Hmmm. Sorry, Upper East Siders, but we’re thinking this could use a little sexing-up by Robin Thicke.

Other artists on A Very Special Christmas Volume 7 include Miley Cyrus (“Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”), Colbie Caillat (“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”), Kellie Pickler (“Santa Baby”) and Kristinia DeBarge (“Do You Hear What I Hear?”).

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  • Good Girls Gone Caroling

    I love how to warble a Christmas tune on this album, you must bare your midriff and hooker-walk under the tinsel. The way it should be!

  • Benny

    I thought this was a Mariah Carey original. Heheheehh! I’ve been listening to her Christmas CD since I was a toddler and I honestly think she sang it originally. I guess, I’m wrong. Soweee!

  • http://www.theprophetblog.net/ The Prophet

    I love Leighton! This song has been covered nearly 40 times, but Leighton does a good job of it.

  • http://iconography.tumblr.com/ Richaod

    The unintentional auto-tune effect at 0:09 is so obvious it’s ridiculous… have producers forgotten how to use it without the vocoder-style effect?

  • AnonymousFormerIdolatrix

    Gross, why are they sullying the “Very Special Christmas” franchise like this? :(

  • el polacko

    darlene love would be rolling over in her grave if she were dead. what the heck has happened to popular music ?!?

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