Top 50 Soulful Christmas songs

A message on December 2nd, asking readers to name their 5 favorite Black Christmas carols. The message was seen by approximately 10,000 adult Black Net citizens (meaning they have subscribed to a specific online community), on over 300 websites, newsgroups, bulletin boards, and online communities. The response was phenomenal, with over a 15% response rate (normal is considered less then ten percent). 2,250 songs were submitted. Totaling 115 individual Christmas carols/songs recorded by Black artists (or artists accepted by the Black community). Remember, there was not a specific definiton of what was a “Black Christmas Carol”.

1) Silent Night – Temptations

2) This Christmas -Donnie Hathaway

3) Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt

4) Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Temptations

5) Christmas In Hollis -Run-DMC

6) Someday At Christmas Stevie Wonder

7) Please Come Home For Christmas – Charles Brown

8) Christmas Rappin Kurtis Blow

9) Backdoor Santa Clarence Carter

10) What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas The Emotions

11) The Christmas Song Temptations

12) Santa Clause Goes Straight to the Ghetto James Brown

13) My Gift To You Alexander O’Neal

14) Christmas Ain’t chrismas O Jays

15) White Christmas Four Tops w/Aretha Franklin

16) Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Jackson 5

17) Merry Christmas Baby Otis Redding

18) Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Luther Vandross

19) Handel’s Messiah Quincy Jones

20) Do You Hear What I Hear? Gladys Knight & The Pips

21) Who Would Imagine A King Whitney Houston

22) White Christmas Al Green

23) What Christmas Means to Me Stevie Wonder

24) What Are You Doing New Years Eve Charles Brown

25) This Christmas The Whispers

26) The Spirit Of Christmas Ray Charles

27) The Christmas Song Nat King Cole

28) The Christmas Song O’Jays

29) Silver Bells Johnny Mathis

30) Ramsey Lewis Trio – Christmas Album Ramsey Lewis Trio

31) Merry Christmas Baby -B.B. King

32) Merry Christmas Baby -Charles Brown

33) Lonely Christmas Prince

34) Let It Snow Boys II men

35) He Is Christmas Take 6

36) Give Love At Christmas Album Temptations

37) Gee Whiz, it’s Christmas Carla Thomas

38) Every Year, Every Christmas Luther Vandross

39) Christmas Time Is Here Toni Braxton

40) Black Christmas The Emotions

41) Baby, It’s Cold Outside Vanessa Williams

42) Ave Maria Stevie Wonder

43) Winter Wonderland Aretha Franklin

44) Winter Wonderland Ray Charles

45) White Christmas Otis Redding

46) This Christmas Various Artist

47) The First Noel Vanessa Williams

48) The Christmas Song Brook Benton

49) The Christmas Song Charles Brown

50) The Christmas Song Mariah Carey

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