#17 – Burl Ives – “A Holly Jolly Christmas” – (1965)

His real name? Burle Icle Ivanhoe Ives, so, he’s definitely awesome. And he will forever be linked with Christmas, because he was the voice of Sam the Snowman in the annual TV special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – which is where this song is originally from. And, as weird as it is, Sam the Snowman looks exactly like Burl Ives – if he were made of three large snowballs.