Sam Smith’s warm, velvety voice is made for the holidays, so it’s no surprise that his cover of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” is as beautiful as it is. His barebones rendition is backed only by the piano, allowing his vocals to be the main focus. According to Idolator, the singer chose to sing this classic holiday song in an effort to pay homage to Judy Garland’s role in the 1944 film Meet Me in St. Louis.

Sam Smith is nominated for six Grammy awards, including Album of the Year. Watch his performance of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” above.