It’s that time of year where you are out shopping for your loved ones, decorating trees and burning Christmas cookies in the oven. While you are riding to the malls or just sitting at home enjoying your Holiday Season there are songs that are played on the radio or your Grandma’s old record player that provide that holiday feel. Check out the Top 10 Songs to Prepare You For the Holidays after the jump.
1. This Christmas – Donnie Hathaway
This Christmas is most recently known now for the version that is done by Chris Brown, which was coupled with the movie of the same title. Although the Breezy version is great, it still doesn’t touch that classic touch of soul that was provided to the song by Donnie Hathaway.
2. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Jackson 5
When you hear this Jackson 5 classic, you can’t help but see the entire scene of tickles and kisses from Mom and Santa Claus through the eyes of little Michael and the echo of what Michael has seen by his brothers makes the song that much better.
3. Let It Snow – Boyz II Men
Everyone isn’t an advocate of snow but once you hear Boyz II Men sing their classic Let It Snow can you really deny a light dusting to make your Christmas white?
4. Silent Night – The Temptations
It doesn’t matter if you are familiar with it as a old school music head or it’s play in the opening credits of Friday After Next, there is no doubt that everyone has loved the baritone and high pitched variety of voices from the iconic Temptations on this Christmas classic?
5. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey’s Christmas classic is a main stay in malls during the holiday season. You will always her voice cheering you through the aisles as your purchase for your loved ones. The song has recently had a touch of Justin Beiber as he has been added to the song as a duet with Mariah Carey.
6. At Christmas Time – Luther Vandross
You can always count on Luther Vandross to bring that smooth essence of R&B to any occasion. In this Christmas song Luther let’s us know his joy of seeing people happy everywhere due to the holiday.
7. Sleigh Ride – TLC
Sleigh Ride by TLC is that hip Christmas song that gets you dancing and has that cool appeal of the ladies themselves. The voices of T-Boz and Chili setting the vibe and Left Eye with the reindeer led lyrics makes you want to hunt down Santa and see if you can ride shotgun with him over Christmas Eve.
8. Christmas in Hollis – Run DMC
What’s Christmas without a word from the good Reverend? If you didn’t think the legendary Run DMC didn’t let their Adidas walk into Christmas songs think again. Christmas in Hollis provided a Queens flare of Chicken and Collard Greens.
9. Christmas in Harlem – Kanye West
There was only so long before Kanye West would leave his musical mark on Christmas. Yeezy went and grabbed members of his GOOD Music team, Dipset and Teyana Taylor to produce a new Holiday Hip-Hop song.
10. Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto – Snoop Doggy Dogg
He is now known as Snoop Lion but a couple name edits ago he was Snoop Doggy Dogg. The West Coast legend took us on a trip to the hood Christmas letting us know how Santa visited some of his friends such as Daz Dillinger and Nate Dogg neighborhoods.
Although there are plenty of songs to set off the good times in your holiday season, but these singles will sure to keep your spiritual stockings stuffed through the last gift and family visit.