Entertainment Music Ingrid Michaelson and Leslie Odom Jr. Drop Video for 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' Cover The duet with Leslie Odom Jr. appears on her new Songs for the Holiday collection, out now By Jeff Nelson Jeff Nelson Instagram Twitter Jeff Nelson is the Senior News Editor, Entertainment at PEOPLE. For nearly a decade, he has worked across the brand's entertainment verticals, reporting on breaking news and writing and editing across platforms, as well as securing A-list cover exclusives, including Barry Manilow's coming out and an at-home interview with Madonna. Jeff has appeared as an expert on Good Morning America, Extra, HLN and SiriusXM, as well as at RuPaul's DragCon as a moderator. He studied magazine journalism at Drake University, graduating with a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication. People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 19, 2018 09:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Tis the season … for holiday music, that is! In September, Ingrid Michaelson released a cover of Mariah Carey’s classic festive bop "All I Want for Christmas Is You" — and now PEOPLE has the exclusive premiere of the music video for the track. In the black-and-white clip, Michaelson and duet partner Leslie Odom Jr. perform their slow-burning, yearning rendition of the track, while dancers Chantel Aguirre and Ehizoje Azeke deliver a stunning interpretive dance, choreographed by So You Think You Can Dance‘s Stacey Tookey. “With the video, I knew it had it be done in one take,” Michaelson, 38, said. “The dancers represent our souls and emotions and their interplay, while Leslie and I are separated by distance. [It] really illustrates this longing in a beautiful way.” Ingrid Michaelson Recruits Deaf and Hard of Hearing Actors to Perform ASL in New ‘Hell No’ Music Video Shervin Lainez Michaelson added: “I’m just such a fan of the song that I had to find some way to cover it that would vibe with the rest of the record. To me, the song is really about longing for someone who can’t be there with you. We stripped it down, added strings and tried to pull the sentiment and emotion to the forefront.” As for teaming up with her Tony-winning collaborator? RELATED VIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. Reveals That Penélope Cruz Kept the ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Cast Partying All Night “Leslie was the first person who came to mind when I thought about making it a duet,” Michaelson said of the Hamilton alum. “He said yes, and I’m so thankful he did as he added so much heart.” Michaelson’s interpretation of “All I Want for Christmas Is You” appears on her new Songs for the Holiday collection, out now.