ESPN Music: Christmas

Music from ESPN's NBA Christmas

December, 20, 2013
On Christmas Day, when ESPN and ABC will be airing five NBA games starting at noon, you'll hear "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" by Leona Lewis as part of the day's coverage.

The song appears on Lewis' “Christmas, With Love” album. It's the British singer's tribute to the classic "A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector," and Lewis covers three songs from that record, which was released 50 years ago and is still widely deemed the best pop music holiday album ever made.

You can sample or download it here: iTunes | Amazon

When athletes sing Christmas carols

December, 24, 2012

By now, the last thing you probably want to hear is yet another rendition of a holiday tune you’ve already heard a dozen times on your car radio, at the mall or waiting in the dentist’s office.

But trust us -- you’re going to want to check out our compendium of athletes in recent years trying their best to warble season’s greetings.

Team: 2012-13 Dallas Mavericks
Song: “Sleigh Ride”
Performed by: Chris Kaman, Elton Brand, Dirk Nowitzki, Shawn Marion and head coach Rick Carlisle
Cheer or Jeer: Cheer. Between the bloopers, Carlisle’s enthusiasm and Nowitzki wearing holiday lights around his neck, this one has got it all.

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