John Oates shared a cover of “The Christmas Song.” Oates recorded the holiday classic entirely himself while homebound during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Robert Wells and Mel Tormé penned “The Christmas Song” in 1945.


Since being homebound during the pandemic I’ve been recording at home using Apple’s Garage Band on my computer. For me it’s therapeutic and a great way to pass the time. I chose to record the Mel Torme Classic ” The Christmas Song ” playing all the instruments myself and giving it a little more of a bluesy feel. A great song doesn’t need much…simplicity is beautiful. I hope you all enjoy it. J.O.

John Oates’ “Christmas Song” arrived with an accompanying lyric video, which begins with John thanking frontline healthcare workers. Watch it below:

The Christmas Song