The Culture puts its own unique spin on everything. And holiday music is no different. Check out our list of 10 black Christmas songs to add to your playlist to make the holidays season a little funkier.
“All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey
The ubiquitous and biggest Christmas songs of all-time. Not much more to be said about this one.
“Christmas in Hollis” by Run DMC
Hip-hops #1 contribution to the holiday season. A classic beat with two classic verses.
“The Christmas Song”by Nat King Cole
The legendary voice delivers the definitive version of this popular Christmas ballad.
“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by The Jackson 5
A young Michael Jackson singing his heart out as his brothers play a funky rendition of another Christmas staple.
“Let It Snow” by Boyz II Men feat. Brian McKnight
One of the best R&B groups collabs with the one of the top solo crooners of the 90’s to create the smoothest version of “Let it Snow” ever made.
“Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt
The best Catwoman performs the best version of Santa Baby that has stood the test of time for nearly 70 years.
“Silent Night” by The Temptations
A classic and absolutely beautiful version of this holiday song with harmonies for days. One of the best songs by one of the best soul groups ever.
“Someday at Christmas” by Stevie Wonder
This is Stevie’s original Christmas song. He snag it first and hasn’t been beat since.
This Christmas by Donny Hathaway
Perhaps the most popular black Christmas song of all. Donny’s smooth tones instantly takes us all back to our favorite memories of Christmases past.
“What Do The Lonely Do at Christmas” by The Emotions
The Christmas song for the brokenhearted who are in their feelings (we’ve all been there for at least one holiday season).
We hope you enjoyed this look at the best black Christmas songs. For more articles where the holidays meet The Culture, check out some of the links below:
- Mariah Carey “All I Want for Christmas is You” #CultureClassics
- Best Black Christmas Movies
- Soul Food #CultureClassics
Written by @TalentedMrFord