In this episode of Queue Points, DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray discuss the history and relevance of Black Christmas music. They go over the Top 10 Black Christmas albums ranked by Essence magazine, debating their merits and sharing personal anecdotes about the albums. DJ Sir Daniel also highlights the new Christmas albums from Brandy and Robert Glasper, praising their ability to reinvent classics while also creating new Christmas music. Throughout their discussion, they underscore the cultural significance of Black artists in shaping the Christmas music canon, while also suggesting there are opportunities for more diverse inclusion of other holidays in music. They end the episode with a nod to a mix that DJ Sir Daniel recently dropped and a call to listeners to support artists by purchasing and streaming their music.


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EPISODE SUMMARY

00:00 Intro Theme (Music by Danya Vodovoz)
00:30 Introduction and Hosts' Greetings
00:51 Discussing the Christmas Spirit and Weather
02:07 Introduction to the Main Topic: Christmas Music
02:23 Exploring the Essence Article on Best Black Christmas Albums
02:41 Reminiscing on Classic Christmas Songs
03:42 The Importance of Christmas Music in the Black Community
04:30 How to Support the Queue Points Podcast
07:05 Transition
07:14 Start Discussion About Christmas Music
10:05 Discussion on New Christmas Albums by Black Artists
13:03 The Impact of Black Artists on Christmas Music
20:45 The Potential of Diversifying Holiday Music
22:54 The Popularity of Black Christmas Songs
26:43 Review of Essence's Top Ten Christmas Albums by Black Artists
28:41 Unpacking Destiny's Child's Christmas Album
29:44 Exploring Luther Vandross' Classic Christmas Album
30:46 The Timeless Appeal of Nat King Cole's The Christmas Song
32:11 TROY Podcast Mid-Roll
32:57 The Emotional Connection to Christmas Music
34:54 The Impact of Boyz II Men's Christmas Interpretations
36:18 The Influence of LaFace Family's Christmas Album
37:32 The Magic of Jackson Five's Christmas Album
38:26 Stevie Wonder's Someday at Christmas: A Closer Look
40:07 The Surprising Christmas Albums of The Temptations
42:17 Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas: The Ultimate Christmas Album?
43:00 Transition
43:08 Who Really Rules Christmas Music?
48:14 Celebrating New Music Releases
50:00 Wrapping Up and Looking Ahead
52:01 Outro Theme


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