James Brown's Funky Christmas

The Godfather of Soul James Brown recorded three Christmas albums during his career, injecting his soulful style into holiday classics and new songs. The 1995 album "James Brown's Funky Christmas" takes the best of "James Brown Sings Christmas Songs" (1966), "A Soulful Christmas" (1968), and "Hey America It's Christmas" (1970), and puts them together in one, funky holiday playlist.

In memory of Brown, who died on Christmas day 2006, we're listening to a little of "Funky Christmas." Whatever special days you celebrate — Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali — we wish you a very funky holiday season.