Born on Christmas Day: Music and Sunshine Reggae

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Born on Christmas Day: Music and Sunshine Reggae is a feel-good blog that celebrates the best of the season. From classic Christmas tunes to sunny reggae beats, we’ve got you covered. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the holidays!


Reggae music has its origins in the island nation of Jamaica, and is a genre that is deeply intertwined with the country’s history and culture. The music is a unique blend of African and Caribbean sounds, and is characterized by its laid-back, relaxed vibe.

Reggae is often associated with the Rastafarian movement, which began in the 1930s. Rastafarians believe that Haile Selassie, the Emperor of Ethiopia, is the reincarnation of Biblical figure King Solomon. They also preach a message of peace, love, and unity.

The name “reggae” comes from the Jamaican Patois word for “raggedy,” which describes the style of dress associated with Rastafarians. Reggae music first gained international popularity in the 1970s, thanks to artists like Bob Marley and The Wailers.

Today, reggae continues to be a hugely popular genre all over the world. It is especially popular among people who are looking for music that can help them relax and enjoy life. Born on Christmas Day: Music and Sunshine Reggae is a perfect album for those who want to enjoy some feel-good vibes this holiday season!

Christmas Songs

Christmas is a day that is celebrated all around the world. In the Christian faith, it is the day that Jesus Christ was born. It is also a time when family and friends get together to exchange gifts and enjoy each other’s company. Christmas is a day of joy and celebration.

What Christmas Means to Me

Christmas to me is a celebration, of the birth of Jesus Christ. Jesus is the reason for the season. Without him, there would be no Christmas. The word Christmas comes from the words “Cristes maesse”, meaning “Christ’s Mass”. It is derived from the Old English Cristes mæsse, first recorded in 1038 and literally meaning “Christ’s mission” or “Christ’s mass”.

Christmas is a time when we celebrate and remember what Jesus did for us. He was born into this world as a baby, but he came to save us from our sins. He died on the cross and rose again, so that we could have eternal life. Christmas is also a time for giving and spending time with family and friends. We exchange gifts, sing carols, and decorate our homes to show our love for Jesus.

White Christmas

“White Christmas” is a Christmas song written by Irving Berlin in 1942. The song has been covered by many artists, including Bing Crosby, who recorded it in 1954 and popularized it. “White Christmas” is now considered one of the best known and most performed Christmas songs in the world.

Jingle Bells

“Jingle Bells” is one of the best-known and commonly sung American Christmas songs in the world. It was written by James Lord Pierpont (1822–1893) and published under the title “One Horse Open Sleigh” in the autumn of 1857. It has been claimed that it was originally written to be a Thanksgiving song, but there is no proof of that. It has been sung as a Christmas carol since it was first published.

The original version of “Jingle Bells” used a different melody, which is now generally considered to be a traditional children’s song called “The One Horse Open Sleigh.” The modern version of the melody was derived from a version sung by Dan Emmett (1815–1904), who composed it in 1843 for a minstrel show.


Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s. The term also denotes the modern popular music of Jamaica and its diaspora. A 1968 single by Toots and the Maytals, “Do the Reggae”, is credited with giving the genre its name. Reggae developed from ska and rocksteady.

Christmas in Jamaica

In Jamaica, Christmas is a time for family, friends, good food, and great music. And while reggae might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Christmas music, there are actually a number of well-known reggae Christmas songs.

So if you’re looking for something a little different this holiday season, why not give some of these Jamaican Christmas songs a try?

-“Merry Christmas Baby” by Gregory Isaacs
-“Christmas in Jamaica” by Cobra
-“All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey (covered by Tarrus Riley)
-“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” by Bob Marley & The Wailers

Jamaican Christmas Traditions

Reggae music and sunshine are two of the many things that make Jamaican Christmas traditions so special. As the world’s largest exporter of reggae music, Jamaica has a long and rich history of producing some of the genre’s most iconic artists, including Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, and Ziggy Marley.

Jamaica’s Christmas traditions are also greatly influenced by its sunny climate. Many Jamaicans celebrate Christmas Day by spending time at the beach, where they can enjoy the warm weather and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

Other popular Jamaican Christmas activities include cooking traditional dishes like roasted meats and curried goat, decorating homes and trees with brightly colored lights and decorations, and attending church services. Jamaicans also exchange gifts with family and friends on Christmas Day, and it is not uncommon for children to receive gifts from Santa Claus or “Junkanoo” (a mischievous character who often leaves small presents for good children).

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas in Jamaica or elsewhere in the world, incorporating some of these festive Jamaican traditions into your holiday celebrations is sure to add some extra sunshine and soul to your holiday season!


Reggae is a genre of music that is often associated with the Caribbean, but it actually originated in Jamaica. Reggae is a form of popular music that developed in the late 1960s, and it is typically characterized by a strong rhythm section, guitars, and horns. Reggae has been influenced by many different genres of music, including ska, rocksteady, and R&B.

The Christmas season is a time when people all over the world come together to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas is also a time when people reflect on the year that has passed and look forward to the year to come. For many people, Christmas is a time of joy and happiness.

Born on Christmas Day: Music and Sunshine Reggae is an album that was released in 2012 by Jamaican reggae artist Ziggy Marley. The album was released on Marley’s own label, Tuff Gong Worldwide. Born on Christmas Day: Music and Sunshine Reggae features twelve tracks, all of which are original songs written by Marley. The album received positive reviews from critics, and it peaked at number two on the Billboard reggae charts.

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