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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Syracuse chapter.

Yeah, that’s right. This article is called, “Funky Christmas Jams.” You could call that corny. Or you could call that FUNKY.

While the smooth vocals of Bing Crosby crooning about chesnuts roasting on an open fire will always be a Christmastime must, Santa’s got a brand new bag and it’s time to switch up your holiday playlist. You’ll be a Yule-soul brother in no time.

  1. Back Door Santa by Clarence Carter  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtTfosvGdTY
  2. Christmas All Over Again by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESv6nBWCSu4 
  3. Santa’s Got a Brand New Bag by Gary Walker (via James Brown)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2TblwhpECY
  4. Run Run Rudolph by Chuck Berry ft. Keith Richards  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym62kKIydo8 
  5. White Christmas by The Drifters  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfZPtkqXQIA
  6. Get Down Santa by The Jive Turkeys  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBkV-gmyr7w 
  7. Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR9x7_refwY 
  8. Merry Christmas, Baby by Bruce Springsteen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi9kvO2zL2E
  9. White Christmas by Otis Redding  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwCcVRH8idA 
  10. Funky Christmas by James Brown  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqq18_ld6pw
Hi there! My name is Gabrielle, and I'm the Editor/ Campus Correspondent for the Syracuse chapter of Her Campus! I am a sophomore Television, Radio, and Film major in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. I like traveling, cinematic classics, show tunes, long walks on the beach, chocolate, chocolate on the beach, and anything pink. Go 'Cuse! HCXO