15 Christmas Songs That Will Touch Your Soul

It is the Christmas season and that means it’s time for Christmas music.  Christmas music is essential and has as much of a role to a successful holiday season as an evergreen tree.  It makes the road trips we take across the ends of the earth to be with family much shorter, makes M’Dear’s Christmas Honey Glazed ham that much sweeter, and adds to lifelong memories.  Here’s a list of songs that kids from age 1 to 92 can enjoy:

1. Boys II Men – Let It Snow

This may be the #1 Christmas song for everyone born between 1980-1989.  Honestly there’s not one millennial who doesn’t jam this song at least once every Christmas. WARNING: Playing this song with Bae in close proximity can lead to Bae junior.

2. Sleigh Ride – TLC

Who didn’t love TLC? This uptempo R&B groove is will take you back to 1993 and that infamous LaFace Christmas album that everyone jammed to.

3. This Christmas – Donny Hathaway

This Christmas is the ultimate Christmas song.  Your Christmas isn’t legit unless Donny Hathaway is playing while your mama is cleaning greens and your sisters making the cornbread for family dinner on Saturday.

4. Merry Christmas Baby – Otis Redding

Merry Christmas Baby is the song that makes your grandpa and granny stop doing what they are doing and dance in the kitchen because it makes them feel 23 again.  It can surely do the same for you and your Boo Thang this Christmas.

5 Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer – The Temptations

This song makes everyone feel like they can hit notes waaay out of their singing range. From the Baritone “Hey Rudolph” to the Falsetto “OOOOh with your nose so bright” The family is sure to jam to this Christmas classic from the legendary Temptations.

6.Give Love on Christmas Day – Jackson 5

This feel good melodic song by The Jackson 5 puts you in the Christmas spirit and is a reminder of value love not gifts.

7. Jesus, Oh What A Wonderful Child – John Legend

John Legend’s contemporary spin on a classic song gospel sang in 95% of black churches in America is an excellent song that reminds us of the true reason for the season.

8. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – “Big” Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross’s smooth voice on this timeless song is the reason your little brother’s birthday is in September.

9. Silver Bells – A Few Good Men

This song is the epitome of 90’s R&B and will surely make you want to ask your parents for a wide legged mustard collard suit and a Cross Colors jacket this Christmas.

10. Silent Night – The Temptations

This is the quintessential Christmas Eve song that was guaranteed  to get kids sleepy and allow you time to get the presents under the tree.

11. Santa Clause is Black Man – Akim & Teddy

Santa Claus is a Black Man is what all your black friends know and your non black friends don’t have a clue about.  This song is a staple in every black household and surely a song to pass on to your children

12. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Tamar Braxton

Tamar Braxton has every bit of her colorful personality on this track and is sure to make your head nod while wrapping gifts this holiday season

13. Mistletoe Jam – Luther Vandross

Mistletoe Jam is the song you hear when you walk into Uncle Tommy and Aunt Pam’s Christmas party and everyone is already full on that “special” Egg Nog.

14. Christmas in Hollis – Run DMC

This song will surely take your pops and uncles down memory lane to the moment they got their first Jheri Curl kits for Christmas.

15. Baby it’s Cold Outside – Cee Lo Green feat. Christina Aguilera

Cee-lo singing Christmas songs is kind of like dipping your French fries in ice cream.  In theory it shouldn’t work, but it goes so well together and this song is the personification of ice cream and French fries.

Honorable Mentions

Joy To The World –-  Whitney Houston

Favorite Things – The Supremes

Up On The HouseTop – Jackson 5

Someday at Christmas – Stevie Wonder

What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas – The Emotions

I want to Come Home For Christmas – Marvin Gaye

All I Want For Christmas – Mariah Carey

Xavier Keen
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