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(Yahoo!) - Do we even need to say it?! Okay: It's Christmas time, pretty baby! And, if you're like some of us at Yahoo Music (cough cough), you may be a little behind on holiday tasks such as shopping lists, sending out cards, and getting the cookies in the oven.

Don't fret. In fact, take a break for a few minutes - you deserve it! And we think this exclusive Ram Country Live performance from Scotty McCreery is just what Santa ordered. The Season 10 American Idol puts a refreshing spin on Elvis Presley's holiday classic "Santa Claus is Back in Town," complete with swagger, growls, and just enough gas to get your Caddy running again. Hang up those pretty stockings and turn off the light!

We captured McCreery's Christmas treat last month when the 20-year-old country phenom put on a special intimate show in Durham, N.C. for a select group of fans. If you've been very, very good (and perhaps aren't as behind on your holiday task list as we are), you'll want to take some extra time to check out some of his other numbers from the show, as well as an exclusive interview, right here. Ho ho ho!