My parents have a great collection of Christmas music spread across tapes and CDs, ranging from the soothing piano of George Winston’s “December” (which will always be Christmas music to me), to the music of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” to god damned Trans-Siberian Orchestra. One of my favorite parts of their collection growing up was a tape called “A Very Special Christmas,” as shown here:
This collection is immense. So many great artists, so many killer tracks. It’s got some duds for sure (sorry to fans of Bruce Springsteen — I’ll never get on-board with The Boss or his version of Merry Christmas Baby), but overall it’s great and I love it. Today, I’m revisiting this compilation and plucking out one of the less-traditional offerings for your consumption: the immortal Christmas in Hollis by Run-DMC.
Take some time to do some chillin’ and coolin’ just like a snowman with the legends themselves.
(Song recommendation by Kevin D. Woodall)