"Do You Hear What I Hear" is one of the most fascinating Christmas songs because it wasn't even meant to be a Christmas song. Written in October 1962 by Noël Regney and Gloria Shayne, it was written as a plea for peace in the face of the Cuban Missile Crisis. It later became a beloved Christmas classic that had been covered by everyone from Bing Crosby to Sufjan Stevens. Now acapella group Pentatonix takes a crack at this beloved classic with their rendition of "Do You Hear What I Hear." Even better, they perform with vocals from the legendary Whitney Houston!
From their bio:
Three-time Grammy® ulti-platinum-selling artist Pentatonix (presently comprised of Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, and Matt Sallee) formed in 2011 during NBC’s The Sing Off. Shortly after winning NBC's a cappella singing competition the band separated from their record label and subsequently turned to YouTube to promote their debut independent releases. The Pentatonix YouTube channel currently boasts 18 million subscribers and has yielded more than 4.5 billion video views, including “Hallelujah" (500 million views), "Daft Punk" (325 million views), and "Mary, Did You Know?" (230 million views). Gloria Shayne