Happy Holla Dayz

We all know and love the traditional holiday anthem "Jingle Bell Rock," heck some of us might even know the whole choreographed routine in the movie Mean Girls.(Looking at you, Brian) But if there's one thing that can certainly take your holiday party from a mild-mannered "All I Want for Christmas is You" by Mariah Carey feel, to a truly rockin' around the Christmas tree time, it's a playlist of hip-hop Christmas music.

Yep, that's right. Your favorite uniquely flavored rap artists including Kanye West, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Ying Yang Twins, and Run DMC, just to name a few, have brought you some original Christmas-themed rap songs. Who says gangstas can't roast chestnuts on an open fire?

Here's a quick list of some of the best hip-hop Christmas classics:

"Christmas in Hollis,"- Run DMC
"Christmas in Harlem," Kanye West ft. Big Sean + Pusha T
"Ludacrismis,"- Ludacris
"Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto,"- Snoop Dogg
“Jingle Bellz,”- Juelz Santana and Starr
“Cold Chillin’ Christmas,”- the Juice Crew
“The Christmas Song,”- David Banner
"Deck Da Club,"- Ying Yang Twins
“Christmas Rap,”- the Treacherous 3

With tracks like these, just add some spiked Egg Nog, rock a 'happy holla dayz" sweater, grab your friends, and get merry! Besides, doesn't everyone want to imagine they're dashing through the snow in a red four-door Bentley?

*Parental Advisory: Most of these songs are not suitable for 18 years of age and younger.

Written by: J McGee