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Best old school Christmas rap song: 'Christmas Rappin' or 'Christmas in Hollis'?

Hip-hop hasn't produced a lot of holiday music. Well, not a lot of good music (the less said of Eazy E's song the better) and most of them are depressing. But for a couple early examples of Christmas hip-hop done right, you don't have to look any further than the old school masters Kurtis Blow and Run-DMC. Both songs are upbeat and fun, but which is the best Christmas rap song?

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Kurtis Blow (most famous for his classic "The Breaks") is one of the earliest recorded emcees. His song, recorded in 1979, might be the first Christmas-themed rap, as well as the first rap song on a major label. It's basically a revision of "Twas the Night Before Christmas," and comes complete with references to whiskers and being jolly and everything. It's just pure fun. 

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A few years after Kurtis Blow, the Treacherous Three and a few others recorded holiday songs, Run-DMC came out with a new take. "Christmas In Hollis" tells the story of finding and returning Santa's wallet, and then goes into a general description of a carb-heavy holiday feast and generally feeling good.  

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Best old school Christmas rap song: 'Christmas Rappin' or 'Christmas in Hollis'?
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