It was somewhere in the middle of my adolescence that I began to question why one of our most oft-played Christmas songs involved a child bearing witness to his mother’s adultery. Especially baffling given my upbringing, was the child’s naive conclusion that his father would react with good humor after seeing his mommy “tickling” Santa Claus.
“Oh what a laugh it would have been
if Daddy had only seen”
Had this episode played out in my boyhood home, the room would likely erupt not with laughter but rather wild screaming and gun violence. How this would be different than other Christmases, I can’t really say.
So, in the spirit of non-traditional Christmas music, I present a small collection of holiday tunes that will likely never make the neighborhood carolers’ list and the best Christmas mix I’ve ever heard.
Merry Christmas from The Projects!
Bird Peterson Holiday Spectacular (right-click, save-as)
(tracklist and more mp3s after the jump)
Kurtis Blow – Christmas Rappin
Jim Jones – Ballin on Xmas
Eazy-E – Merry Muthafuckin’ Christmas
Snoop Dogg & Nate Dogg – Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto