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Ten Essential R&B Christmas Songs

Ten Essential R&B Christmas Songs

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If these songs aren’t on your Holiday playlist then honestly, WYD???

You’re probably done opening gifts by now, and just chilling with the fam. Maybe you’re in a food coma from breakfast and you’re about to take a nap, or you’re prepping for tonights dinner. Whatever you’re doing, you need a playlist to set the mood and we’ve got your back! Here’s the 10 Christmas songs you NEED to listen to like NOW, some might even surprise you…

#10
“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”- The Jackson 5
A classic.

#9
“Sleigh Ride”- TLC
This song SLAPS. If you were sleep on TLC Christmas then WAKE UP!

#8
“Santa Tell Me”- Ariana Grande
Ok this isn’t technically R&B…but you heard sis sing at Aunty Aretha’s funeral! The girl’s got soul! PERIODT!!! Thank u, next.

#7
“Let It Snow”- Boyz II Men
The true spirit of an R&B Christmas playlist.

#6
“Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”- Jackson 5
Yes. They’re on here twice. Because their Christmas album is that good. The end.

#5
“Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays”- N*SYNC
LISTEN!!! I know this ain’t R&B either ok! This song is a bop and if you think otherwise you can kick rocks. JT is BAE!

#4
“Carol of the Bells A.k.a Opera of the Bells”- Destiny’s Child
WHEW CHILE. The way these three can harmonize. Come ALL the way through!!!

#3
“What Christmas Means to Me”-John Legend
You know it’s Christmas when they start playing this at the mall the week BEFORE Thanksgiving. We’re not mad about it. Like at alllllll.

#2
“This Christmas”- Chris Brown
Is it even Christmas if I don’t play this song 10,000 in a row?!?!?!?!

#1
“All I Want For Christmas Is You”- Mariah Carey
You knew this was coming. It’s the best Christmas song ever so don’t bother @ing me.

Well we’ve made it to the end, or the beginning really? Well whatever. Merry Christmas ya filthy animals, and enjoy this gift from me to you xoxo