The best-known of course, is the version sung and co-written by Mariah Caray. James Corden had a "Carpool Karaoke" performance of it with the singer recently...but after a lively start, it took a quick right-turn and became totally different and a joy. If you didn't see it, I shall say no more.
The other version was released in 1989 by an offbeat group, Vince Vance and the Valiants, and it's a rousing, song with a powerful vocal. After it was discovered, it's become a Top Ten holiday recording on country radio for 20 years. The thing is, when the group finally made a video they used a model who lip-synced the song, and that lead singer on the number, Lisa Layne, as a hidden voice.
I thought it only right and proper to give Lisa Layne her due. So, here she is -- still performing on her own, here in Branson, Missouri -- with the song. It's not as gritty and driven as the original recording, but she still does a terrific performance of the very good song.
And finaly, as a bonus, we go back to the first song, the Mariah Caray version, but this time "performed" (in a manner of speaking...) by -- President Barack Obama. Not really, but a group named Baracksdubs, which does this sort of thing, has strung together words from the President's speech over the year and -- with a bit of help, I assume, from autotuning -- created a very amusing, entertaining version of the song.