Photo by Dennis Leupold
While the Beach Boys’ version of “God Only Knows” is pretty much the gold standard of what is now a Christmas staple, Pentatonix definitely puts us into the mood with its smooth-as-silk version. The a cappella superstars — Kevin Olusola, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying and Kirstin Maldonado (Arlington high school friends) remain the heart and soul of Pentatonix, with Matt Sallee (far right) officially joining the group in 2018. Their new album, The Best of Pentatonix Christmas, features 15 holiday songs, plus four new recordings — the perfect gift for old and new fans. You also can catch them live at a pair of shows in late December (the VIP package, available at ptxofficial.com, gets you a meet and greet upgrade). Dec. 22 and 23, Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1001 Performance Place, theatregp.com.