• Category: Music
  • Written by Rick Ellis

The Weirdest Songs Of Christmas: Frankie Valli & Jeff Beck's 'Merry Christmas Baby'


Drawn from the new Frankie Valli solo album 'Tis The Seasons,' this version of "Merry Christmas Baby" definitely qualifies as one of the oddest pairings of the holiday season. Valli is a lot of things, but bluesy is not one of them. So hearing the awkward interplay between Valli's classic (albeit weakened with age) falsetto and Beck's blues-tinged guitar licks is kind of like hearing a collaboration between New Kids On The Block and Slash. The result is a song that isn't terrible. It's just....odd.