15 Reggae Christmas Songs to keep on replay Image

by Federico Di Puma

With Christmas here once again, we went through our archives of Reggae-tinged singles and came up with 15  you're sure to keep on replay this holiday season.

The Wailers – Christmas Is Here (Sound The Trumpet)

From 1964, the young voices of The Wailers in one of their first singles recorded at Studio One

The Granville Williams Orchestra – Santa Claus Is Ska-ing To Town

Imagine Santa Claus skanking to this tune

Johnny Clarke – I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Johnny Clarke’s version of the classic recorded in 1952 by the thirteen years old Jimmy Boyd and played afterwards by bands like the Jackson Five

Jacob Miller & Ray I – All I Want For Ismas

Straight from the Natty Christmas album, Jacob Miller knows what we all want for Christmas…

Go Home Production – Carpenters Christmas (Karen Meets Roots Radics Uptown)

A remix of The Carpenters’ Sleigh Ride with the heavy drum & bass section of the mighty Roots Radics Band

John Holt – Blue Christmas

Mr. Holt’s sweet voice on a classic Christmas song brought to the success by Elvis Presley

Gregory Isaacs – Christmas Behind The Bars

Mr. officer let me free at least for Christmas

Johnny Osbourne – Christmas Stylee

Season greetings from the dancehall godfather Johnny Osbourne

Nitty Gritty – We Three Kings

Nitty Gritty’s version of this classic Christmas song on the Three Wise Men

Yellowman – Santa Claus Never Comes To The Ghetto

Santa is visiting everyone but the Ghetto children…

Inner Circle feat. Mikey Spice – Black Santa Claus

The Bad Boys of Reggae and Mikey Spice calling on Black Santa to bring the Christmas joy to those who need it

Lady Saw – Rich Man For Christmas

A Christmas tune in pure Lady Saw’s style

Baby Cham & Wayne Wonder – Warm Jamaican Christmas

That’s why we should all gather in Jamaica for Christmas

Kool Face feat. Ding Dong – Like Today Is Christmas

Make me dance like today is Christmas, and celebrate like tomorrow is new year’s […] make me spread some Christmas cheer!

Busy Signal – Tell Santa Dis

Before Christmas a come and we want the money flow, Busy had a message for Santa

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