Christmas Hip-hop Songs

Songs with a hip-hop rhythm may not exactly be synonymous with the Christmas spirit, but these songs can be a great new addition to your playlist this season. In this Buzzle article, we give you a list of some great hip-hop songs for Christmas.
When you think of Christmas, and then again of the songs that go with the festival, hip-hop is a genre that does not really jump to your head. After all, it is a little difficult to associate a festival like Christmas with a genre that is known more for its hard-hitting lyrics, than for its lilting melodies. While hip-hop Christmas songs never became a huge rage, there are some songs that are still hugely popular. Many hip-hop artists from the eighties and nineties have attempted to create songs that captured the essence of Christmas. Even today, there are some popular artists who release songs to celebrate the festive season.

While the list may not be the longest, there are some very catchy tunes and songs out there that are worth listening. Artists including Run-D.M.C., Jim Jones, Kurtis Blow, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, have all released Christmas hip-hop songs at some point of time in their career. For a generation that has been literally brought up listening to this musical genre, these songs may be the best style to celebrate and enjoy this festival. In this article, we give you a list of what we believe are some of the best hip-hop songs that celebrate the spirit of Christmas.

Top Hip-hop Songs for Christmas

If you are looking for a slight change from the usual list of songs that play in your house on Christmas, then maybe opting for the following rap songs would be a refreshing change. Take your pick from the list given below.
  • Millie Pulled a Pistol on SantaDe La Soul
  • I WishTha Dogg Pound
  • Christmas Rappin'Kurtis Blow
  • He's Santa ClausDisco 4
  • This ChristmasDanny Boy
  • Sleigh RideTLC
  • Santa Claus Goes Straight To The GhettoSnoop Dogg
  • Christmas in Da HoodYoung Lo
  • Christmas In HollisRun-D.M.C.
  • Christmas In The GhettoO.F.T.B.
  • Dipset X-Mas TimeJim Jones
  • Deck Da ClubYing Yang Twins
  • Christmas Rapture Blondie & Fab 5 Freddy
  • LudacrismasLudacris
  • Ballin' On XmasJim Jones
  • Santa's Beat BoxCut Master D.C.
  • Grinch 2000Busta Rhymes feat. Jim Carrey
  • It's Christmas TimeJim Jones, Sandman, Esso, Mel Matrix
  • All I Want for Christmas Is to Get It CrunkDirty Boyz
  • Cold Chillin' ChristmasJuice Crew
  • Christmas IsRun-D.M.C.
  • The Christmas SongDavid Banner
  • Xmas RapTreacherous Three feat. Doug E. Fresh
  • Santa BabyRev Run, Puff Daddy, Mase, Salt N' Pepa, Onyx, and Keith Murray
  • Be ThankfulNate Dogg feat. Butch Cassidy
  • Chillin' With SantaDerek B
  • Let The Jingle Bells RockSweet Tee
  • That's What I Want For ChristmasThe Showboys
  • Christmas in HarlemKanye West
  • HTK HolidayHurricane The King (HTK)
  • Jingle Bells Hip Hop Rap Remix (Jesus is the Way)Beacon Light
  • Ghetto SantaSpyder-D
  • This ChristmasChris Brown
  • Ghostface X-MasGhostface Killah
  • Deck the HallsRZA feat. Craig Ferguson
If after listening to this list, your interest in these songs has been awakened, and if you would like to listen to more such tunes, there are some hip-hop albums that are solely dedicated to the festival celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Many of the best albums in this category are compilations of different songs, but some are artist-specific.
  • Christmas Rap ― Compilation
  • A Carnival Christmas ― Insane Clown Posse
  • Christmas on Death Row ― Compilation
  • A Dipset Christmas ― Jim Jones
  • Gift Rap ― Cross Movement Records
  • Quad City: All-Star Christmas ― Compilation
These are some great albums released over the years that have good songs that talk about Christmas. This list of Christmas hip-hop songs was subjective and indicative of the preference of the author. While these melodies may not be how you usually celebrate Christmas, it may, however, turn out to be a refreshing change at the end of the day. Merry Christmas!
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