Starting today, get into the holiday spirit with critically acclaimed, multi-platinum singer-songwriter and EGOT winner, John Legend’s rendition of "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)." Released as an Amazon Original, the new track is only available to stream and purchase on Amazon Music, globally. The song was originally released in 1971 by John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir.

Legend’s cover was recorded at Blakeslee Studio in North Hollywood, CA and produced by Raphael Saadiq, featuring additional vocals by Chrissy Teigen and daughter Luna, and harmonies from the children’s choir of The Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide quality performing arts instruction to at-risk youth and help them build self-esteem, develop civic responsibility, and achieve academic success.

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Holiday music is quickly charting on Amazon Music, and 2019 voice requests for holiday music on Alexa are 70% higher than last year’s rate. We asked our holiday curator to pull together recommended albums for your playlist. Give them a listen through the links in the gallery or by asking Alexa to play them.

Holiday favorite albums

Album cover for "Merry Christmas" by Mariah Carey
Merry Christmas by Mariah Carey
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Album cover of "A Legendary Christmas" by John Legend
A Legendary Christmas by John Legend
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Michael Buble stands outside wearing a tuxedo, facing away, but seeming to be glancing over his shoulder. he holds a small, wrapped gift in red paper with black bow. Snow is falling in the image, and text saying "Michael Buble Christmas" is written over the top of the image.
Christmas by Michael Bublé
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Elvis Presley wears a white button down and burgundy neck kerchief with a gold clasp. Behind him, we see out-of-focus lighting against a red background.
The Classic Christmas Album, Elvis Presley
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Album cover for Bing Crosby "Christmas Classics" album.
Christmas Classics by Bing Crosby
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Album cover for "The Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole
The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole
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Album cover for "NOEL" by Josh Groban
Noël by Josh Groban
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Kelly Clarkson wears her blonde hair tied behind her head, a red high-collared shirt with red scarf around her shoulders. Silver earrings, eye liner, and red lipstick completes her look. She looks to her right.
Wrapped in Red by Kelly Clarkson
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Album cover of "Mannaheim Steamroller Christmas" by Chip Davis
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas 25th Anniversary by Chip Davis
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Album cover for "These are Special Times" by Celine Dion
These are the Special Times by Celine Dion
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