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The Marvin's Room Christmas Party
By
Amanda Parris

Published

December 23, 2016

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Marvin's Room is a weekly show that explores the world of R&B. The program airs on CBC Radio 2 every Friday at 7:00 p.m. as well as Fridays at 3:00 p.m on SiriusXM.

Come on in to the Marvin's Room Christams party, fix yourself a drink and press play for some festive R&B fun!

Amanda Parris is the host of the new CBC Radio 2 show Marvin's Room.
Listen to the Marvin's Room Christmas Party, December 23rd 2016

Come join the Marvin's Room R&B Christmas Party with Amanda Parris

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The Party

From ugly knit sweaters to exorbitant Christmas lights, the holidays can be cheesy. Thankfully we can turn to R&B, the genre gifted at taking the corniest moments in life and somehow finding a way to make all of it incredibly cool. This is the mission of The Marvin’s Room Christmas Party: finding the coolness in Christmas. The Marvin’s Room Christmas Party is a celebration of the holidays through funk and soul, the blues and Hip Hop. From Christmas classics to remixed carols, we’re covering it all. Press play, and join the fun!

The Playlist

Darlene Love - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

Jacksoul - Can’t Wait Till Christmas

Marvin Gaye - Purple Snowflakes

Stevie Wonder and Andra Day - Someday at Christmas

Natasha Waterman - This is a Silent Night

Otis Redding - White Christmas

James Brown - Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto

DRU- This Christmas

Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas is You

Justin Bieber - Mistletoe

Boyz II Men f/ Brian McKnight - Let it Snow

Shakura S’Aida - Be My Santa

The Temptations - Silent Night

The Marvin's Room Christmas Stream

Also once the party is over check out, The Marvin's Room Christmas Stream, a collection of R&B and soul songs dedicated to the holidays. The great thing about R&B is that it can take the corniest moments in life -- from the sappy sweetness of first love, to the humiliation of heartbreak -- and somehow find a way to make all of it incredibly sophisticated and deeply soulful. This stream is a curated selection of music that somehow has the power — in the midst of the red, green and glitter — to make Christmas undeniably cool.

With a hint of funk and a heavy dose of soul, a sprinkling of the blues and a dash of hip-hop, this stream is a healthy mix of Christmas classics alongside remixed carols. From Motown to Mariah and James Brown to Justin Bieber, the Marvin's Room Christmas stream is my holiday gift to you.

A celebration of the holidays through funk, soul, the blues and hip hop. From R&B renditions of Christmas classics to remixed carols, we're covering it all. Hear: James Brown 'Soulful Christmas', Jully Black 'Christmas Song', Eartha Kitt 'Santa Baby', Jackson 5 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus' 

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