Wynonna Judd — “Ave Maria” (from A Classic Christmas) — Ave Maria - A Classic Christmas

Not really a happy-go-lucky Christmas tune, per se, but with the Virgin Mary and Jesus making crucial cameos herein, it often gets trotted out this time of year. Judd — notoriously a boundary buster for the whole of her glorious career — ain’t an opera singer by half, but she fakes it here with painstakingly exquisite grace.

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