Hear Meghan Trainor, Bon Jovi, Darren Criss, and more read the holiday classic ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’

Kids & Family December 21, 2021
Listen to ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’

iHeartRadio shares timeless readings of the classic holiday story, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” suitable for listeners of all ages. Hear the tale read by Santa Claus, Alessia Cara, Paris Hilton, Bon Jovi, and more recognizable voices. With the awesome lineup of guest readers, listeners are in for a treat.

All episodes are under 5 minutes long. So far, the series has released 44 iterations of the story. This series might be an opportunity to introduce kids to celebs from all backgrounds and perhaps even give a pop culture lesson, as many of the musical artists featured have released holiday tunes over the years. Plug in headphones for an immersive 3D-audio experience complete with sound effects and different music underlaying each reading.

Musicians like Michael Bublé, Meghan Trainor, Billy Idol, Carrie Underwood, Rob Thomas, and Elton John were happy to spread holiday cheer in their readings.

Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth lent her signature vocal cadence to the story. Long-time radio host, DJ, author, and songwriter Delilah Rene read in her soothing voice. You’ll also hear from Real Housewives of New York star and entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel.

A bunch of country stars co-read together, including Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Kane Brown, Miranda Lambert, Dan + Shay, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Kane Brown, and more when they alternated reading lines in the All-Star collection episode. A slew of bands also jumped on this project including Rascal Flatts, Lady A, Bon Jovi, and Pentatonix, among other artists.

Many multi-hyphenate podcasting celebs also read, including “Drama Queens” hosts and former One Tree Hill stars Sophia Bush, Bethany Joy Lenz, and Hilarie Burton. Darren Criss, who co-hosts with Este Haim on “That Thing I Do” also just released his holiday album, A Very Darren Crissmass, in addition to reading in this series.

Check out the festive lineup of readers on “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” now streaming wherever you listen to your podcasts. If you’re interested in watching videos of the stories being read, check out the video versions of each story on the iHeartRadio app.

Listen to ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’

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