Mac DeMarco continued the tradition of Christmas covers with his rendition of “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.”
Written by Meredith Wilson, “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” is perhaps best known as a 1951 Top 10 hit for Perry Como and The Fontane Sisters with Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra. Bing Crosby also shared a popular version that year, with Johnny Mathis and Michael Bublé releasing their own covers decades later.
DeMarco’s take on “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” adds a slightly jazzy twist to the standard with his signature, while the bells make the cover even more whimsical. It comes with a fun music video featuring DeMarco and Dan McNeil riding around Los Angeles on motorcycles and wearing inflatable Santa Claus and Gingerbread Man costumes. Watch below.
The new cover follows DeMarco’s take on “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” which he shared last year. Previously, he offered filming for “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”
Earlier this year, DeMarco participated in the band’s inaugural T-Shirt Day. He spent much of 2022 on the road, playing festivals such as Kilby Block Party and Day In Day Out, in addition to his own tour dates. His last album was in 2019 Here comes the cowboy.