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    7 Songs About Christmas In NYC

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    Christmas in New York City is a magical time of year. From the bright lights decorating the streets to the gigantic Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, the city sure knows how to get into the Christmas spirit.

    It’s no wonder New York City is the inspiration for many Christmas songs. Here are 7 songs about Christmas in NYC to add to your holiday playlist:

    “A New York Christmas” by Rob Thomas

     LYRICS:

    Call on your angels
    Come down to the city
    Crowd around the big tree
    All you strangers who know me
    Bring your compassion
    Your understanding
    Lord how we need it
    On this New York City Christmas

    Yeah I'm sending you a Merry New York Christmas
    And a prayer for peace on earth within our time
    And the sidewalk angels echo hallelujah
    We understand them
    Now more than ever

    So call on your angels 
    Your beaten and broken
    It's time that we mend them
    So they don't fade with the season

    Let our mercy be the gifts we lay
    From Brooklyn to Broadway
    Celebrate each and every day
    Of this New York City Christmas

    Yeah I'm sending you a Merry New York Christmas
    And a prayer for peace on earth within our time
    And the sidewalk angels echo hallelujah
    We understand them
    Now more than ever
    Merry New York Christmas

    Call on your angels
    Come down to the city
    Lets crowd around the big tree
    All you strangers who know me
    Bring your compassion
    Bring your forgiveness
    Lord how we need it
    On this New York City Christmas

    Yeah I'm sending you a Merry New York Christmas
    And a prayer for peace on earth, it's not too late
    And the sidewalk angels echo hallelujah
    We understand them
    We understand
    Now more than ever
    Merry New York Christmas
    It's a New York City Christmas

    Merry New York Christmas

    “Christmas on Riverside Drive” by Kid Creole

    LYRICS:

    That old San Bernardino
    Was begging me to stay
    But I'm sticking to the pattern
    I'll take Manhattan
    At this time of the year
    She nearly trapped me
    With her sunshine
    But you see, I broke away
    (hip hip hooray)

    Chorus:
    Step on it driver, do it
    Take me where my sweetheart is
    'Cause there's nothing as sublime
    As Christmas on Riverside Drive

    Take me 'long old Broadway
    That sophisticated tramp
    And pull it to a stop
    When you hear the doorman shout
    "It's good to have you back"
    And when I play upon her doorbell
    Jack Frost will run and hide
    (oh me oh my)

    (repeat chorus)

    I will spend the holiday
    roasting chestnuts
    and drinking syrup from a wooden cane
    We will even take a stray
    down the Hudson
    every person's waterway
    Taking a sleigh ride (oo-wah)
    Taking a sleigh ride (giddy-up-a)(oo-wah)
    Taking a sleigh ride
    Taking a sleigh ride

    New York City winter escape
    will blow your troubles away

    (repeat chorus)

    Step on it, driver

    “Christmas in Harlem” by Kanye West and CyHi Da Prynce and Teyana Taylor

    LYRICS:

    [Teyana Taylor - Chorus]
    Christmas in Harlem
    right after autumn falls
    soaking it all in
    then we go hit the mall
    even though we ain't balling
    feels like we bought it all
    the mistletoe's right here
    come give a kiss to Santa Claus

    [Kanye West - Verse 1]
    Merry Christmas to all, and all a good night
    huh, now we all living the good life
    yeah, though it's forty below the wind chill
    and we wiping snow up off the windshield
    it's still, wonderful night to be alive, baby
    and I'm, so happy I'm with my baby
    and we a lil late with the Christmas gifts
    rushing for the mall, don't trip, you know I drive crazy
    the streets lit up, it feel like Christmas officially
    told her that "You the star at the top of my Christmas tree"
    my only question is, "Where my presents?"
    she said, "Shhh," she got a gift for me that ain't for the kids to see
    well, I like the way you think, mami
    now pour some more eggnog in you drink, mami
    got a surprise for you that ain't on your Christmas list-es
    gave her the hot chocolate, she said "It's D-ricious"

    [Teyana Taylor - Chorus]
    Christmas in Harlem
    right after autumn falls
    soaking it all in
    then we go hit the mall (I'm like Bad Santa, though)
    even though we ain't balling (You might have to sit on my lap)
    feels like we bought it all (Ho, ho, ho)
    the mistletoe's right here
    come give a kiss to Santa Claus

    [Cyhi the Prince]
    First, I wanted to say Merry Christmas to y'all
    for Santa Claus, so bake a turkey, burn a few logs
    I be there soon, on my sled, me and Rudolph
    thugs think I'm a Blood 'cause I won't take this red suit off
    ha, I swear I got the freshest wardrobe
    I let my beard grow 'cause it's cold in the North Pole
    her voice slow 'cause "I always got a sore throat"
    okay, stop it, no more jokes
    you never see me 'cause I shop when the stores close
    and my sleigh go faster than the Porsche go
    ha, I got nine reindeers
    that's Dancer, that's Prancer on the fourth flo'
    that's Comet, that's Cupid, that's Vixen
    that's Donner, that's Dasher, that's Blitzen
    happy kwanzaa, and for the ones that aren't Christian
    everybody gets gifts as long as I'm living
    so look forward to having

    [Teyana Taylor - Chorus]
    Christmas in Harlem
    right after autumn falls
    soaking it all in
    then we go hit the mall
    even though we ain't balling
    feels like we bought it all
    the mistletoe's right here
    come give a kiss to Santa Claus

    All the flashing lights up on a tree
    the house lit up nice
    with your family's where you wanna be
    here on Christmas night
    when you wake up and you see the gifts
    don't that make you feel good?
    so since we all snowed in in Harlem
    let's have Christmas in the hoo-hood

    All of the flashing lights
    yeah, when they shine so bright
    always for you and me
    baby, you're Christmas Eve
    if you like what you see me
    won't you come sit on my knee?
    tell me everything that you want
    cause, baby, I'm your Santa Claus

    Christmas in Harlem
    right after autumn falls
    soaking it all in
    then we go hit the mall
    even though we ain't balling
    feels like we bought it all
    the mistletoe's right here
    come give a kiss to Santa Claus

    [Kanye West]
    I peeped it, you know what?
    need some reindeer for this one
    I wanna hear sleigh bells on this one
    got a new suit on this one
    the newborn look too cute for this one
    yeah, the new winter coat for this one
    yeah, gotta let it snow on this one
    huh, all the Christmas cheer for this one
    the whole family up in here on this one
    Yeah

    [Teyana Taylor - Chorus]
    Christmas in Harlem
    Right after autumn falls
    Soaking it all in
    Then we gon' hit the mall
    Even though we ain't balling
    Feels like we bought it all
    The mistletoe's right here
    Come give a kiss to Santa Claus
    (Au, au, au, au, au…)

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    “A New York Christmas” by Rob Thomas

    LYRICS:

    It was December 24th on Hollis Ave after dark
    When I see a man chilling with his dog in the park
    I approached very slowly with my heart full of fear
    Looked at his dog, oh my God, an illin' reindeer
    But then I was illin' because the man had a beard
    And a bag full of goodies, 12 o'clock had neared
    So I turned my head a second and the man had gone
    But he must have dropped his wallet smack down on the lawn

    I picket the wallet up then I took a pause
    Took out the license and it cold said "Santa Claus"
    A million dollars in it, cold hundreds of G's
    Enough to buy a boat and matching car with ease
    But I'd never steal from Santa, cause that ain't right
    So I was going home to mail it back to him that night
    But when I got home I bugged, cause under the tree
    Was a letter from Santa and the dough's for me

    It's Christmas time in Hollis Queens
    Mom's cooking chicken and collard greens
    Rice and stuffing, macaroni and cheese
    And Santa put gifts under Christmas trees
    Decorate the house with lights at night
    Snow's on the ground, snow white so bright
    In the fireplace is the yule log
    Beneath the mistle toe as we drink egg nog
    The rhymes that you hear are the rhymes of Darryl's
    But each and every year we bust Chrsitmas carols

    Rhymes so loud and proud you hear it
    It's Christmas time and we got the spirit
    Jack Frost chillin, the orchids out
    And that's what Christmas is all about
    The time is now, the place is here
    And the whole wide world is filled with cheer

    My name's D. M. C. With the mic in my hand
    And I'm chilling and coolin' just like a snowman
    So open your eyes, lend us an ear
    We want to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    “It’s Christmas in New York” by Loa Falkman

    LYRICS:

    Still searching for it :)

    “Christmas in New York” by Joe

    LYRICS:

    Walking down 5th Avenue
    The lights are bright, faces glowing
    Windows dressed up with toy trains
    A colorful display

    Snowflakes fallin'
    New York's callin'
    Land, sea or air
    I just can't wait to be there for
    Christmas in New York, New York

    Rockettes dance at Radio City
    Kick so high, they're so pretty
    Ice-skating at Rockefeller
    Drinking eggnog together

    Snowflakes fallin'
    New York's callin'
    Land, sea or air
    I just can't wait to be there for
    Christmas in New York, New York

    Sleigh rides through Central Park
    Snowmen captured in art
    Children gazed with fascination
    They just can't wait 'til it's dark

    Looking in through frosted windows
    Finally here altogether
    Singing songs of Christmas joy
    With frolicking winter weather

    Snowflakes fallin'
    New York's callin'
    Land, sea or air
    I just can't wait to be there for
    Christmas in New York, New York...

    “Fairytale Of New York” by Pogues

    LYRICS:
     
    It was christmas eve babe
    In the drunk tank
    An old man said to me: won't see another one
    And then they sang a song
    The rare old mountain dew
    I turned my face away and dreamed about you
    Got on a lucky one
    Came in eighteen to one
    I've got a feeling
    This year's for me and you
    So happy christmas
    I love you baby
    I can see a better time
    Where all our dreams come true.
    
    They got cars big as bars
    They got rivers of gold
    But the wind goes right through you
    It's no place for the old
    When you first took my hand on a cold christmas eve
    You promised me broadway was waiting for me
    You were handsome you were pretty
    Queen of new york city when the band finished playing they yelled out for more
    Sinatra was swinging all the drunks they were singing
    We kissed on a corner
    Then danced through the night.
    
    And the boys from the nypd choir were singing Galway Bay
    And the bells were ringing out for christmas day.
    
    You're a bum you're a punk
    You're an old s*** on junk
    Lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed
    You scumbag you maggot
    You cheap lousy faggot
    Happy christmas your arse I pray god it's our last.
    
    And the boys of the nypd choir's still singing Galway Bay
    And the bells were ringing out
    For christmas day.
    
    I could have been someone
    Well so could anyone
    You took my dreams from me
    When I first found you
    I kept them with me babe
    I put them with my own
    Can't make it out alone
    I've built my dreams around you
    
    And the boys of the nypd choir's still singing Galway Bay
    And the bells are ringing out
    For christmas day. 
    
    

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