Clutch Vault: Deck The Halls With Run-DMC’s ‘Christmas In Hollis’

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There’s a gold mine of classic hip-hop, rock, metal and other awesome videos from yesteryear in the MTV Yearbook and elsewhere on the Web. With all these excellent visuals at our disposal, we’ve decided to roll out some favorite nostalgia blasts to the face for the Clutch Vault, which is best experienced with a friend.

If only carolers would add Run-D.M.C.’s “Christmas in Hollis” to their repertoire. Turn back the clock to 1987 when the trio released the track as a single that was included on two Christmas compilation albums. With a red and green backdrop and a story set in Queens, the group spits festive seasonal lyrics complete with a moral lesson. And because standard reindeer wouldn’t jibe with the motif, the tale uses a pit bull with antlers.

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