From The Christmas Gig: A free holiday mix of contemporary artists for Christmas from Target. Track listing for Christmas Gig: Tiny Tree Christmas by Guster Toy Jackpot by Blackalicious … see full wiki
If you're like me, you've seen that Target commercial with the kids running down to rip open their presents and then, rewound to the beginning of Christmas morning. Every time it's on, I bop my head and get as excited as those kids for Christmas morning.
I finally said to myself I've got to get that song. One of my favorite hip-hop groups, Sacramento-based Blackalicious, are the creators of the head bopper, appropriately titled "Toy Jackpot". They never cease to amaze and delight me and they didn't fail with this one. This isn't as intellectual as some of their other songs but, since when is Christmas morning about being intellectual? I love how it perfectly captures the excitement of Christmas morning: "I was up all night in anticipation/Feeling electric joules of jubilation/Yuletide carols from the local congregation/Make it tough to hold my patience".
Instead of the usual alt-pop version of a standard Christmas Carol fuzzy warmness, Target uses Blackalicious's talent for matching the aggressive lyrics of Gift of Gab with a 7-year-old's real view of Christmas morning- PRESENTS!!!!!! I plan on playing this for my Christmas playlist and downloaded it for FREE. Check out the full song below:
. There's more where that came from! If you're way too busy to browse iTunes and happen to be SO over the same ol' same ol' Christmas Classics, Target has a whole Christmas mix for you called The Christmas Gig that you can download for free here! It's a refreshing take on the old holiday classics and prove that Christmas morning doesn't have to be sung in a Christmas Carol but, can be fun and hip!
Track listing for Christmas Gig:
Tiny Tree Christmas by Guster Toy Jackpot by Blackalicious Snow Is Falling by Darker My Love Perfect Gift by Natalie Hemby 10,000 Watts by Crystal Antlers You'll Never Find My Christmas by Bishop Allen Get Down For the Holidays by Jenny O Mrs. Claus Ain't Got Nothin' On Me by Little Jackie Electronic Santa by Blazer Force Got Something For You by Best Coast, Wavves It's Christmas by Coconut Records Party Hard by Little Isidore Supermama (Supermom) by The Pinker Tones Un Regalo Para Mi (A Present For Me) by Ceci Bastida