Scott Stapp Sings "White Christmas" at Delray Beach Christmas-Tree Lighting
|The Stapp Family's 2010 Christmas card.|
"I wanted to come rock with you guys," Stapp, dressed in a jacket and cap, said in a brief introduction. Although the picture quality of the video isn't great, it's clear right away whom we're dealing with.
Backed only by an acoustic guitar, he put his own stamp on the holiday classic immediately. Whereas some of the artists in the past have chosen melisma-rich swoops on the "I'm" beginning each stanza, the singer sped up the tune a bit and delivered his notes with some punch closer to Bruce Springsteen's take on "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town."
Some people will probably still rake Stapp over the holiday coals for this -- like they would for pretty much everything else he does -- but this version won't scare away wolves. It's loads better than Michael Bolton's rendition, we promise.
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