Corporate America seems to think Halloween signals the time to break out the holiday gift displays and light the enormous mall trees, but the rest of us know the rules: no Christmas lights until after Thanksgiving meal (don’t argue, this is the rule). So, despite some early reporting we did over the last month, the Christmas season has officially started and the covers are rolling in. This week we’ve got a couple of classic songs done in traditional ways.
On Friday, we rounded up some of the early Christmas covers, but today they begin in earnest. The A.V. Club returns today with another season of Holiday Undercover, which last year featured covers by the Dresden Dolls, Shearwater, the Walkmen, and a particularly memorable duet between Andrew W.K. and a mailman. Season two kicks off to a fine start with Electric Six covering “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.”