Listen: Kanye West’s new Christmas song, “Christmas In Harlem”

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Kanye West Christmas In Harlem

So who would have expected that after releasing My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, an album many are calling the best of the year, Kanye West would come out with a Christmas song? For someone with a soon-to-be-released video featuring necrophilia and a roomful of murdered models, Kanye's given us something surprisingly cheerful in the middle of this holiday season.

There's still a bunch of sexual innuendo — this is the man who managed to use Snakes On a Plane as a request for a blowjob. And it does raise the question: is Santa Claus secretly a Crip? But still, yay Christmas.

Listen: "Christmas in Harlem"

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How do you think it rates on the spectrum of other Christmas-themed songs from pop stars? This is pretty good, but I don't know if anything can beat the sublime cheese that is Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You."