We rank 20 Versions of ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’

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15. Postmodern Jukebox featuring Ashley Stroud & Alex MacDonald

Postmodern Jukebox is a group known for their old timey covers of modern day songs. They take classic pop hits and give them a big band, jazz, or even country feel depending on what style they are going for with that particular cover. Their version of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” from A Very Postmodern Christmas does not sound too far off the original. It’s jazzy and accompanied by a piano, bass, and drums. However, this version also features tap dancing.

Rather than a male response, Alex MacDonald taps in reply to Ashley Stroud’s vocals. It is a unique take on the song. It manages to be both a duet and a dance number; there is even a break in the middle where Stroud joins in on the tapping. The feeling that Postmodern Jukebox evokes in their videos with the costumes and props always transport you back in time.

Stroud sounds like an old jazz singer and manages to keep her vocals strong, but playful. She interacts well with MacDonald despite the fact that he isn’t singing with her. MacDonald choreographed the dance and where the male vocals usually say, “Mind if I move in closer?” instead shuffles towards Stroud by clicking his shoes together.

Postmodern Jukebox’s original take on “Baby It’s Cold Outside” shows that there are ways to enjoy the song without worrying completely at how gross you are for singing along.