17 Songs, 1 Hour 11 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Unlike most other holidays, Christmas has a distinct soundtrack—every winter we get treated to countless collections of seasonal jams. While there's always a special place for the classic albums—from Johnny Mathis, Elvis, and Phil Spector, among others—there's something to be said for the weirder additions, i.e. the Muppets with John Denver, the gangsta rap collection Christmas on Death Row, and 15-minute celebrity William Hung's Hung for the Holidays. Add Christafari to that latter category. Founded in 1990 by Rastafarian-turned-Christian Mark Mohr, Christafari have been making a unique brand of Christ-minded reggae music ever since, touring the world and releasing more than 15 albums. On Reggae Christmas, they reinvent traditional favorites, infusing them with breezy island rhythms, soulful organ vamps, exotic percussion, funk-driven horns, and plenty of gooey low end. Featured performers include Avion Blackman, Solomon Jabby, Dyna, and Kapena; "Mele Kalikimaka," "O Come All Ye Faithful," and "Everyday Is Christmas" are standouts.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Unlike most other holidays, Christmas has a distinct soundtrack—every winter we get treated to countless collections of seasonal jams. While there's always a special place for the classic albums—from Johnny Mathis, Elvis, and Phil Spector, among others—there's something to be said for the weirder additions, i.e. the Muppets with John Denver, the gangsta rap collection Christmas on Death Row, and 15-minute celebrity William Hung's Hung for the Holidays. Add Christafari to that latter category. Founded in 1990 by Rastafarian-turned-Christian Mark Mohr, Christafari have been making a unique brand of Christ-minded reggae music ever since, touring the world and releasing more than 15 albums. On Reggae Christmas, they reinvent traditional favorites, infusing them with breezy island rhythms, soulful organ vamps, exotic percussion, funk-driven horns, and plenty of gooey low end. Featured performers include Avion Blackman, Solomon Jabby, Dyna, and Kapena; "Mele Kalikimaka," "O Come All Ye Faithful," and "Everyday Is Christmas" are standouts.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Eowyn61Rox ,

SO good!

I love Christafari's music, but this album is one of their best. So good to hear a different take on Christmas carols, Christafari really brings them to life. Is it possible to think about Christmas while also dreaming of Hawaii??? The answer is YES, with Reggae Christmas. ;-) This album is full of life and just puts a smile on your face as you listen.

Nick______________ ,

Finally a Christmas Album

Once again, another great album by Christafari. Good job guys!

JamDownRockStone ,

The perfect follow-up to their chart-topping "Reggae Worship" CD

Phenomenal! Christafari made history this year with their "Reggae Worship" album as the first Christian artist to hit #1 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart! On the heels of this tremendous success, comes a Christmas themed worship album. On "Reggae Christmas," Christafari uses the same proven approach as "Reggae Worship" by retooling timeless holiday worship songs and reggae-fying classic Christmas carols with splendid results. You gotta hear songs like "White Sand Beach Christmas, O Holy Night and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen! This isn't a wintergreen album, it's an EVERgreen album for all year round!

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