"Christmas Is" is a song performed by Run-D.M.C..


Ho ho ho'n, when you think
on Christmas it be snowin'
And people get their equal,
hit the full one, one for growin'

Ya knowin, we're flowin in the ghetto,
they get nothing
No toys for little boys, no curls for girls
and turkey stuffing

They laugh, they know that
half the presents ain't thick
You might just wanna ask,
"Yo, where my presents, St. Nick?"

So think, a little 'bout
the people minus money
And when you get your dough,
why don't you show some kindness, honey?

Go 'head, get fed,
and spread a little love
Give what you can afford
just like The Lord from up above

A quote, a note, and one
you won't believe
It's better to give
than to receive

(Yo) It's Christmas, no dissin',
listen all you listeners
Think of all the prisoners that's in prison
during Christmas

Not tryin' to bring you down,
but tryin' to put you up on
Landed it on the table so
you're able to put your cup on

No snow, not a flurry,
so hurry don't you miss it
Not dissin' you, but whishin'
you a very merry Christmas

Give up the dough! (2x)
Give up the dough on Christmas, yo!
Give up the dough! (2x)
Give up the dough! Here we go, here we go!

I'm from the ghetto, now this mean I get
No toys or presents beneath my tree
I wrote my list, I made my wish
Is this what Christmas means to me?
No snowflakes droppin', can't go shoppin'
Rhymes I'm a-poppin', to keep the hip-hoppin'
Why can't a Santa (Pause) for the cause?
I'm gettin' mine, you gettin' yours
That's how Christmas is supposed to be
A very merry Christmas for everybody
Fight poverty, give to the needy
Don't be like The Grinch cause The Grinch, is greedy
Deck, the malls with bows of holly
'Tis the season to be jolly
No presents for my tree yet
And I don't even know if any gifts I'm gonna get
Happy holidays not like a lotta days
A few here, a few there, a new year
Season greetings are the reasons for the cheer
If Santa Claus, is coming to town
Hope it's my chimney he's coming down
On Christmas, because Christmas is
On Christmas, because Christmas is

[Chorus 2x]

Ha-have a, very merry merry, and hurry
And if you'll need a leader, Run'll be there for your flurry
Blurry sight, and write, a rhyme for the night
Christmas is the time for giving not for the type
So open, your pockets, your heart, unlock it
Dollars train from Hollis, I give it like I clock it
Cold as the weather, minus the humidity
Don't mistake, harmonies and kindness for timidity
Christmas, this must, be the time of year
Leggo of your Eggo, rather ego, me go there
And here, my dear, so give a kid a beer
'Cause every time you give, it's coming back, let's get it clear
I'll be scopin', and hopin', brothers lend a ear
So have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

[Chorus 2x]

Yeah, that's right! Give up the dough!
I want my Ninja Turtles! I want my bike!
I want my Sega Genesis! I want my Nintendo!
And turn my mommy lights back on! (Word up)

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