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10 funky Christmas tunes to get the party started

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DJ SantaEach year you’d be forgiven for thinking that just a few rubbish Christmas songs exist

Fact is Christmas music is AWESOME – there’s loads of it. Put down your Now That’s What I Call Christmas compilation and check out some ‘alternative’ festive ditties to fill your days with aural delight.

Christmas parties are great, but most of the “popular” Christmas tunes aren’t exactly going to get your party started are they? What you need is a little Christmas funk in your life!

Run DMC – Christmas in Hollis

A funky horn sample and awesome breakbeat drives Rev Run and DMC rapping about Santa Claus – what’s not to love?

Clarence Carter – Back Door Santa

If you can’t enough of that Run DMC tune, extend the funky vibes with the track it sampled.

Louis Armstrong – Zat You Santa Claus (The Heavy remix)

Verve is one of the greatest jazz labels, releasing brilliant tracks from Mr Louis Armstrong. When they started their remix album series their music took on a whole new level of awesomeness. Here Armstrong’s festival classic gets beefed up by our favourite rock/soul combo The Heavy.

James Brown – Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto

The Godfather of Soul made a load of awesome Christmas albums, and this is a highlight from them. What party isn’t improved by some James Brown?

Funk Machine – Soul Santa

Santa’s a dude. FACT! Of course he likes soul.

The Soul Saints Orchestra - Santa's Got A Bag Of Soul 

Santa likes soul so much he's got a bag full of it, apparently! And it’s unleashed on this slice of uncut, dirty funk. 

The Jive Turkeys – Get Down Santa 

This funky instrumental ode to Saint Nick should make everyone “get down”. That is unless they are dead inside. 

Count Sidney & His Dukes – Soul Christmas 

There is no Christmas like a Soul Christmas! Damn right.... 

Gary Walker – Santa’s Got A Brand New Bag 

Take a James Brown classic, switch the lyrics to be about Santa. How could you go wrong? 

The Jive Turkeys – Funky Jesus 

Well it is Jesus’ birthday! It only seems fair he gets his own funky instrumental to celebrate!

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