JOVM’s annual tradition: Run DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis.”
A Christmas throwback classic.
As I mentioned earlier, over the years, the holidays have become increasingly difficult for me, with the season harboring many more bad memories than good ones as I got older; however, whenever I think of Run DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis,” I think of times that seemed far more easier and brighter, even if they may have been viewed through rose-colored glasses and the hazy nostalgia of adulthood. But along with that, what I can clearly remember was that as a child, I wanted to be like Run DMC because I thought they were the coolest brothers on the face of the earth; plus, they grew up in my home borough of Queens, which made their achievements seem plausible for a music loving black kid.
For those who celebrate, Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays for everyone else. And may there be peace, brotherhood and sisterhood for all.
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Merry Christmas! And I’m marking the holiday with what I hope will be an annual tradition for The Joy of Violent Movement – the official video for RUN DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis.” Since this song’s […]