5 Songs About Christmas in NYC

Thanksgiving has come and gone, so it is now socially acceptable to begin blasting your favorite Christmas music.

Christmas in New York City is a magical time of year. From the bright lights decorating the streets to the gigantic Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, the city sure knows how to get into the Christmas spirit.

It's no wonder New York City is the inspiration for many Christmas songs. Here are 5 songs about Christmas in NYC to add to your holiday playlist:

1. "Christmas in Harlem" by Kanye West and CyHi Da Prynce and Teyana Taylor
This hip-hop track is specifically about Christmas in Harlem, New York, a neighborhood in the northern part of Manhattan. Rapper CyHi Da Prynce and R&B singer Teyana Taylor are featured on the track.

2. "A New York Christmas" by Rob Thomas
A large stretch of New York City is mention in this Christmas song by Rob Thomas as he sings, "Let our mercy be the gifts we lay, from Brooklyn to Broadway."

3. "Christmas on Riverside Drive" by Kid Creole
An upbeat remix of this song originally by Kid Creole and the Coconuts lead by Bronx native August Darnell is sure to keep you grooving all the way home this Christmas.

4. "Christmas in Hollis" by Run-D.M.C.
Let's take it back to the 80s with this Christmas tune about Hollis, New York by Run-D.M.C.

5. "It's Christmas in New York" by Loa Falkman
This recording of "It's Christmas in New York" by Loa Falkman has just the right amount of ominous vocals and enchanting instrumentals to make your holiday special.

Dana Gibbs is a multimedia journalist and blogger in New York. She loves all things pop culture and entertainment.

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