The Kills "Silent Night"

The Kills 'Silent Night'
"Silent Night" is one of the slowest-paced Christmas carols we can think of, but bluesy duo the Kills bring the holy number down to a tear-jerking, glacial crawl. Skipping out on some of the more, well, Jesus-y lyrics, singer Alison Mosshart imbues their take with hazy illusions of war and lovers split apart while guitarist Jamie Hince plunks out a stark and spare arrangement on a detuned acoustic.

You can check out the harrowing take on the holiday classic, which was performed during a recent BBC session, down below.