The Nice List: Hip-Hop and R&B’s 25 Best Christmas Songs

Planning a Christmas Eve get-together to help ring in the holiday season? Before you pour the first glass of eggnog, do us a a favor: Keep Bing Crosby’s Christmas Classics in its case and throw together a mixtape of classic hip-hop and R&B Christmas carols that’ll really get your guests into the holiday spirit.

As a gift to you, we compiled a list of our 25 favorite hip-hop and R&B Christmas songs. And while we can’t speak for that homemade sweater you’ve got coming your way on Dec. 25, we definitely don’t have a problem with you re-gifting these. —Chris Yuscavage