Mark Murphy, originally from Syracuse has been recording since 1955 and is still active today. He can sing a song you’ve heard a million versions of and totally make it his own. Here’s his swinging twist on a holiday classic, “My Favorite Things.”

Paul McCartney‘s “Wonderful Christmastime” either evokes fond memories around this time of year or feels like a dagger of repetition in your head as it soundtracks your shopping battles in your local mall. Here are two flips of McCartney’s yule tune that give it a fresh feel.

There’s no denying the Phil Spector influence on Wizzard’s “Rock’n’Roll Winter (Looney’s Tune)”; the song is catchy like the flu, the sound is absolutely huge, and the lyrics are pure nostalgia for the innocence of youth. Amazing.