Ah, Christmas is only a few days away. It’s that time of year where people are frantically trying to get the right gift, but then hopelessly settle on buying a gift card and hoping that will suffice. I mean there’s nothing wrong with a gift card, but I do love when someone puts the effort in and tries to get something that has significance. I mean yeah, I’ve given gift cards before but that’s because I wasn’t in the mood to really show that person I cared. So eh, here’s a gift card.
Now if it’s a gift card for 100 bucks or more, then that’s quite alright with me. That makes up for the lack of a physical gift, but at the end of the day Xmas is just another day to me. It’s not a big deal. This year for Xmas we aren’t doing much because we’ve got bills and other stuff to pay, but I did splurge and buy myself an awesome spin bike off Amazon.com for a steal of $168. I figured it would be a nice present to myself since I’ve been losing weight and so focused on getting in shape. So that’s my Xmas present right there, and my parents are paying off my tuition from last semester…so yeah, that’s way more important than an actual gift.
Even though I may not be having a big Xmas celebration, it still doesn’t mean I’m this Scrooge over here hating on Christmas and all things related to the holiday season. I mean, ’tis the season to be jolly. Plus, I’m a sucker for Christmas movies, especially the ones on Lifetime. There is just something about holiday romance that also intrigues me, especially since I’m always single by choice around certain holidays. Whenever I’m in a relationship it always tends to be a summer thing, something during late spring, or early fall but never making it to thanksgiving or Christmas. I date at the wrong seasons I guess (but that’s surely a post for another day…)
So yeah, not going to lie, I’m a big junkie when it comes to holiday related things. I just love the movies, the atmosphere, and the vibe. However, I do hate some Christmas songs. Some of the traditional songs are good, but I prefer the unconventional songs. Till this day one of my favorite Christmas songs is “I Wish It Was Christmas Today” by Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan, Horatio, and Chris Kattan. That song is classic! It’s so funny, but then it’s so good that you can’t help but recite it and get in the holiday spirit.
“I Wish It Was Christmas Today” is surely unconventional when it comes to Christmas songs, but lets talk about rappers and the holiday season. I remember for awhile back in the 80s & 90s a lot of artists seemed to come out with holiday related songs & albums. I didn’t really get off into a lot of the holiday songs, but I did really like Kurtis Blow’s “Christmas Rappin.” That song worked in my opinion, and better yet, Seamus Haji’s house mix of the song is quite the holiday treat. Seamus Haji did an excellent job of infusing the sounds of house with Kurtis Blow’s holiday rhymes. You’ve got rap, house, and holiday joy coming together on one track. What more could you ask for?
Like I said, I’m not big on Christmas this year, but I do enjoy a good Xmas themed song, movie, or skit.
Seamus Haji vs. Kurtis Blow – “Christmas Rappin” (Seamus Haji Bootleg)
Tracy Morgan’s dancing is so hilarious! It cracks me up every time! Watch both of the videos below. Different episodes and costuming, but the same hilarious dancing.
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