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Chrissy Metz's Voice Is Heaven Personified Singing "Silver Bells"

The This Is Us actress' performance on NBC's Christmas at the Opry will get you in the yuletide mood.

By Elizabeth Logan

Just like Rebecca Pearson on This Is Us, Chrissy Metz, who played Kate on the hit NBC drama, has a lovely voice and a sweet stage presence.

Metz showcased her beautiful vocal stylings during NBC's Christmas at the Opry, singing "Silver Bells," donning a pretty red dress for the occasion.

If you're ready to slip into a yuletide mood, listen to her version of the classic, below! 

What to know about "Silver Bells"

"Silver Bells" was written by the songwriting duo Jay Livingston and Ray Evans for the movie The Lemon Drop Kid starring Bob Hope. The two were initially hesitant to take on the assignment, saying that it's "impossible" to write a new Christmas song, as they later recounted in a book about classic American songs, but Paramount insisted. "We set our attention to Christmas in the city — in contrast to ‘White Christmas’ and other standards, with lots of snow and country and small-town images," the pair recalled, and "Silver Bells" was born. Almost. The original version was about people standing on street corners "tinkling" their bells and was called "Tinkle Bells" until Livingston's wife told him, “Are you out of your mind? Do you know what the word ‘tinkle’ means to most people?”

Before the movie even came out, Bing Crosby and Carol Richards released a version of the song, which proved to be a hit, so the studio decided to re-shoot the number in The Lemon Drop Kid so that it was a bigger, more elaborate scene when it hit theaters in 1951. It's been popular ever since.

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