Kwanzaa is a unique holiday. It is a celebration of family, heritage, and community. It’s a tapestry of the past, present, and future that looks toward the next day while honoring the last day.
Dr. Maulana Karenga, a professor at California State University in Long Beach created the holiday. Kwanzaa is not one holiday, it is a seven-day celebration pulled together from traditions of many different African countries. The days or “Seven Principles” are Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), and Imani (Faith).
The best gifts to give family and friends are homemade. Here are two.
The day after Thanksgiving, I start singing Christmas songs. Sometimes my family sings with me and sometimes they leave the room screaming.
Music plays in the background while I decorate my house for the holidays. To further the festive mood, I also decorate my planner for the month of December and January during this time. Anyway, here’s the list of songs I play and sing to spread holiday cheer and bring in the new year.
There you have it, My 2018 Top 10 Christmas Playlist. I hope you enjoy this music. Have a Merry Christmas and a Joyous Holiday Season.