The cover appears on Clapton’s first ever Christmas album, Happy Xmas, which was released last month. Just one original composition appears on the 14-song tracklist – ‘For Love on Christmas Day’ – with the remaining recordings consisting of covers of classic Christmastime songs, including ‘Silent Night’, ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’, and ‘Jingle Bells’.
Clapton’s cover of ‘White Christmas’ offers a stripped-back take on the Christmas tune, combining acoustic guitar with orchestral backing. Check it out for yourself and see where it ranks among some of the best ‘White Christmas’ covers from the likes of Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, and Dean Martin.
For more acoustic covers, feast your eyes on this Russian YouTuber’s classical take on AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’.