I'm a fan of Christmas songs. I like the classics, the originals, and the remakes of the classics(I think that covers it all).
Of those, the remakes have the toughest row to hoe. People get a lot more emotionally attached to Christmas songs than other songs, and if you mess with one of their favorites, there is a very narrow window for success.
Few people would argue that 'Santa Baby' is not one of the big Christmas songs, and there are a number of GOOD versions out there: The Eartha Kitt original, Madonna, and even Kelly Pickler for a recent attempt. Notice something about all those names? Female, most of them emphatically so.
The opposite of Michael Buble. Talk about a question that didn't need answering 'How would this song sound when done by a man?' This is nothing against Mr. Buble...he is an interesting singer in a genre all by himself..this just didn't need to be done.