Last week, I went to the 96.5 All Star Christmas concert in Wallingford, CT for some holiday cheer—and by that, I mean I went to see the incomparable Kelly Clarkson do a mini-set preview of her upcoming tour. The Fray, Gavin DeGraw and the lovely Christina Perri also performed, but really I was just sitting there anxiously anticipating Kelly's headline act.
And while I adored her performances of classics like "Since U Been Gone" and "My Life Would Suck Without You" and new hits like "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)," "Mr. Know It All" and "Dark Side," what stuck with me was her stirring rendition of holiday favorite "I'll Be Home for Christmas."
Take a listen to her performance—including some adorable on-stage banter—after the jump....
I mean, seriously... does it get any better than that?
Well, actually, it does, because the day after the concert, Kelly released "I'll Be Home for Christmas" as a single on iTunes! It doesn't have that amazing a cappella intro, but is well worth it. Click here to buy it, and then immediately add it to your holiday playlist. Ready? Go!