Listen: Gwen Stefani celebrates Christmas early with 'Santa Baby' cover
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Pop-rocker Gwen Stefani premiered her cover of "Santa Baby" on Sept. 29. She gets ready for Christmas a few months early with the retro tune.

"Santa Baby" is one of the songs on Stefani's upcoming holiday album, You Make it Feel Like Christmas, which she announced earlier this year. Previously, Gwen released the bright and bumping title track with boyfriend Blake Shelton. "Baby" is a more sophisticated affair.

"Santa Baby" was popularized in the '50s by Eartha Kitt. Stefani's version keeps things chugging along with twinkling and slinky production. Stefani flexes her sultry side while asking Old Saint Nick for the most luxurious gifts. "Santa, I want a yacht and really that's not a lot / Been an angel all year," she sings. Gwen gives Mrs. Claus something to worry about with this timelessly sexy rendition.

 Stefani's cover of "Santa Baby" is now available on iTunes and Apple Music. The You Make it Feel Like Christmas album will be released on Oct. 6.