THE GREATEST OF ALL CHRISTMAS TUNES #4: Christmas in Hollis by Run DMC (1987)

220px-Christmas_in_HollisIt’s probably the only song from the AIDS benefit album A Very Special Christmas that anyone still remembers.  It’s also on the soundtrack of my favorite Christmas movie—Die Hard!  “Now I have a machine gun.  Ho. Ho. Ho.”
Produced by Rick Rubin, the song only ever hit #78 on the charts—but it’s #1 in my heart.  Or #2 at least.  It’s my second-favorite Christmas tune.
The song is pretty funny and the vocals are clear and tight—it’s exactly what you’d expect from a Run DMC single.  And it’s timeless, still being used in movies and ad campaigns to this day.
Hit the tag below labeled, “G.O.A.T.: Greatest of All Christmas Tunes” to see more of my top 20 original Christmas songs!

Further listening: See the songs I listed under Kurtis Blow’s Christmas Rapping, another old school classic.

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