Sleigh Ride- TLC
In the early 90s, R&B girl group TLC released their remake to the popular Christmas classic Sleigh Ride. This popular remake was more of a dance fill, and included a popular rap by Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes. The song aired on various radio stations across the country, and remains a major Holiday hit for the group.
Let It Snow-Boyz II Men
Released in 93, Boyz II Men’s version of Let It Snow hit radio airwaves at full force. Listeners loved the group’s harmonizing and seducing vocals, which made the song a Holiday favorite.
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town-The Jackson 5
Known as the Jackson 5, Michael Jackson and his 4 older brothers lended their voices to this popular Christmas tune in the 70s. The brothers lended their harmonizing vocals and talent on this upbeat Christmas tune.
All I Want For Christmas Is You-Mariah Carey
Released in 1994, this song became a Christmas favorite for fans. The song declares Christmas gifts containing one’s love to the other. Many artists covered Carey’s song including John Mayer and Shania Twain.
The Spirit of Christmas-Ray Charles
This popular song played in the popular Holiday movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, while Clark was in the attic reminiscing about times past as he was watching family home videos. In 2009, the song was released as a digitally remastered cd.
This Christmas-Donnie Hathaway
Released in 1970, this popular Christmas tune became a household song, due to its soulful music and lyrics. The song was the ultimate lover’s Christmas anthem, with lyrics such as, “Hang all the mistletoe/I’m gonna get to know you better/This Christmas.” Many artists would cover this tune, including Christina Aguilera.
Merry Christmas, Baby-Otis Redding
In 1968, Otis Redding released his version of the popular Holiday song, Merry Christmas, Baby. Otis Redding brought soul to this song with its instrumentation. The song displays the love of a man to his woman on Christmas Day.
The Christmas Song (Chestnut’s Roasting on an Open Fire)-Nat “King” Cole
Written in 1946, Nat “King” Cole’s The Christmas Song is a traditional Christmas favorite of all time. This classic ballad features Nat “King” Cole singing Christmas lyrics entice everyone to be in the Christmas spirit.
Little Drummer Boy-Lou Rawls
In 1967, Lou Rawls sang this all-time favorite Christmas song, Little Drummer Boy. This religious-themed song featured a slow-paced drum beat with lyrics about the day Jesus Christ was born.
Silent Night-The Temptations
In the early 80s, The Temptations delivered this angelic version of Silent Night. Their vocal ranges sounded as a Heavenly choir harmonizing to his classic Christmas hit.