Everyone has a favorite Christmas song, whether it's an undeniable classic or a little off the beaten track. 2016 has handed us a nice supply of new additions to the latter category. This year we've had songs from Chance The Rapper and Jeremih, DeJ Loaf, Popcaan, among others. Some tackle political rage and personal isolation, while others bring the sounds of juke and bounce to the mix. Read on for the year's best festive jams.
3. Big Freedia, "Make It Jingle"
Big Freedia dresses in a festive red pantsuit in the video for this bass-heavy Christmas tune. Looking like the Santa Claus you wish would visit on December 25, The Queen of Bounce raps, "I want a new Porsche and a Benz, I could show Santa how to spin."
4. Rina Sawayama, "This Time Last Year"
London-based singer Rina Sawayama taps into the melancholy nature of Christmas perfectly as she reflects on a tumultuous 12 months and sings, "This time last year I thought I knew everything..." It's a beautiful song and a timely reminder that festive cheer isn't always shared out equally.
6. Sad13, "MCGA"
Sadie Dupuis knows that Christmas '16 might be one for awkward political conversations with relatives at the dinner table. "Hark, I need herald alcohol," she sings over dueling guitars and wonky synths as she reaches for the eggnog.