Ring in the Holidays with ESSENCE.com's Christmas Playlist!

Get festive with these 20 Christmas songs.

One of the most well-sung holiday songs. We love it!

This song is a holiday treat. Have you been naughty or nice?

The legendary Luther Vandross remade this classic — adding his silky smooth R&B voice.

A classic treat to add to your holiday cheer!

Add a little Christmas caroling to your catalog!

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Michael and his brothers brought a youthful spirit to this Christmas classic that has made a staple in homes every holiday season.

Another holiday goodie!

Not the most traditional Christmas song, but definitely adds some flavor to the mix.

Everyone dreams of a White Christmas!

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without “The Christmas Song.” See how Toni Braxton put her own spin on this holiday classic.

The Philadelphia foursome brought Motown Philly to the holidays with their remix of “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”

The original first lady of Bad Boy really spread her wings with this gospel-tinged Christmas song.

Kelly Price creates her own beautiful rendition of “Silent Night.”

Jazz/R&B chanteuse Ledisi offers this hypnotic, upbeat tune that offers a new take on Christmas music.

Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle turned the “12 Days of Christmas” on its ear with an updated, uptempo urban version – complete with new-school gifts.

Add some funk to your holiday playlist with some James Brown.

Motown has turned out many Christmas classics. One of our favorites has to be the Temps take on this tried and true X-Mas tune.

Everyone gets excited for “When Christmas Comes!”

A great holiday song that can be played all year round.

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