Check out our top 3 black Christmas songs for the culture

The Christmas season is officially upon us. With seas of red and green permeating every scenic route, to kids tugging at their parent’s coattails in crowded stores, the holiday season is here. What makes Christmas special is the music that accompanies our every move. Classic songs such as “Silent Night” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” are probably on your Apple Music playlist or grandma’s cassette tape player. Allow us to help you add new selections with our list of Christmas hits, in no particular order.

Mariah Carey “All I Want For Christmas Is You”

The pandemonium that surrounds this holiday hit is mind-blowing. From car radios to department stores, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is probably in the holiday rotation. It doesn’t hurt that Carey has earned over $60 million in royalties from the 1994 jam.

Boyz II Men “Let It Snow”

As soon as you hear the opening four-part harmony of Boyz II Men, your spirit jolts in excitement. “Let It Snow” was the first single of Boyz II Men’s 1993 Christmas album, “Christmas Interpretations.”

Donny Hathaway “This Christmas”

You can’t curate a Christmas song list without including “This Christmas” by the legendary Donny Hathaway. The fireside blazes a little brighter when this song comes on. Even though it was released in 1971, this cheerful cut still sounds amazing from start to finish.

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