James Brown’s “Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto” is a song you should not miss during the holidays. Stick with the original family friendly version by the hardest working man in show business himself. My personal holiday memory of this song is rocking out to it from a cassette tape at the food bank in Portland Oregon. I was singing along out loud filled with the Christmas spirit when an obvious redneck pulled the tape from the player, stomped on it, flipped me the bird and shared a couple of choice expletives. The best part of it was how my friend yelled back at him “sorry we were not playing country” and we all died laughing.
Other great James Brown Christmas hits: