The Noisey Advent Calendar
How an Early Christmas Single Helped Hip-Hop Explode
Kurtis Blow's 1979 track "Christmas Rappin'" was proof that rap had a place in the money-or-nothing recording industry. It was also just really sweet.
The (Christmas) Case Against a Kanye West-Bob Dylan Collaboration
After Kanye sent a tweet into the void saying he wanted to "get together" with Bob Dylan, we must accept that only one thing can save us from any potential collaboration. That thing is 'Christmas In The Heart.'
Chance the Rapper's "Sunday Candy" Is a Window into a Less Shitty America
The Christmassy, slowed-down, gospel-heavy version Chance debuted on 'SNL' three years ago today – and reprised at the White House a year later – became a small, but important, moment in American history.
Kanye West's "Christmas in Harlem" Squashed Some Beef and Became a Classic
Teyana Taylor, CyHi the Prince, Vado, Pusha-T, Musiq Soulchild, and Big Sean each took a turn on the twinkly, lengthy original. But appearances from Cam'ron and Jim Jones added another layer of peace and love.