Yo, It's Christmas!

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
Yo, It's Christmas! Music Poster Image
Hip-hop spin on old favorites and original tunes.
Parents recommend

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Refers to holiday traditions and spending time with family.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

Mention of a few brands (Dooney & Bourke, Nintendo Wii) and one song talks about getting lots of presents.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this CD brings a hip-hop spin to Christmas favorites such as "Jingle Bells" and "Silent Night" -- and has some original tunes as well. The lyrics of all 13 songs are squeaky clean with a fun, urban flavor for all ages.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bySara88 April 9, 2008

Awesome Christmas tunes!!!!!!

Finally some good holiday fun for the hole family - also nice to hear some Christmas classics updated with a sound that kids will relate to
Adult Written byStar2000 April 9, 2008

finally some hip hop for kids

i really like sledding song and presents - they're groovy and fun. holiday bounce is also good and is more like the hip hop on the radio but for kids - ver... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byDamusiccrew March 28, 2018

This is the most beautiful creation I have never heard,

This movie helped me realize that I identify as candy cane kin. These are some dope beats yo. YO YO IT;S CHRISTMAS MA DUDES AND THIS ALBUM IS SPITTING SOME TRUT... Continue reading

What's the story?

YO, IT'S CHRISTMAS, the debut album of Yo Yo Yo Kids, will be stuck in your head long after ol' St. Nick has come to town. The original \"Trick out the Tree\" boasts some lyrics that will have you bringing out the eggnog: \"Makin'cookies, hot chocolate/don't eat the candy canes/trick out the tree with the family/the living room is the place to be/now we having fun with the whole family.\" Go ahead, you can say it ...Awww.

Is it any good?

The 13 kid-friendly, hip-hop tracks are catchy, albeit a bit repetitive, but full of holiday traditions that are clean and fun. Tracks like "Deck the Halls" can put the whole family in the mood to trim the tree with its bouncy, upbeat sound.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how consumerism has affected Christmas. "Snap with It," says "My nanny gave to me a Dooney & Bourke bag and toys for the tree/a locket for my pocket and Nintendo Wii." Are we too focused on the bling we get for Christmas? What traditions do -- or could -- your family have during the holidays that don't necessarily include money?

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