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Here's Your "Holiday Sleigh Classics", A Black Music Herstory® Curated Playlist

The holiday festivities are finally here in full swing! While this year has certainly been challenging, we wanted to take a moment to help you and your family properly usher in the season with some holiday classics that are sure to lift your spirits and bring joy into your homes.

"Holiday Sleigh Classics", a Black Music Herstory® curated playlist featuring 25 songs by phenomenal Black women in music, is now streaming on Spotify. To listen, click here.



  1. The Supremes - "My Favorite Things"

  2. Ella Fitzgerald - "Frosty The Snowman"

  3. The Ronettes - "Sleigh Ride"

  4. Earth Kitt - "Santa Baby"

  5. Darlene Love - "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"

  6. Aretha Franklin - "Winter Wonderland"

  7. Billie Holiday - "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm"

  8. Lena Horne - "Jingle All The Way"

  9. Nancy Wilson - "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"

  10. Pearl Bailey - "A Five Pound Box of Money"

  11. Dionne Warwick, Dianne Reeves - "God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman"

  12. Dinah Washington - "Ole Santa"

  13. Sarah Vaughan - "Snowbound"

  14. Diana Ross - "White Christmas"

  15. Dionne Warwick - "Silver Bells - Live"

  16. Natalie Cole - "Carol of the Bells"

  17. Gladys Knight & The Pips - "It's The Happiest Time of the Year"

  18. Carmen McRae - "The Christmas Song"

  19. Ruth Brown - "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

  20. Anita Baker - "I'll Be Home for Christmas"

  21. Shirley Horn - "The Secret of Christmas"

  22. Mary Lou Williams - "It Ain't Necessarily So"

  23. Hazel Scott - "Warm All Over"

  24. Toni Braxton - "It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year"

  25. Betty Carter, Nicholas Payton, and Ron Blake - "Home for the Holidays"


Black Music Herstory® (BMH) is the multimedia brand and global initiative of Black Women in Music Global Research Consulting Firm and Think Tank, powered by The BIIRGS Inc.

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