"Christmas in Hollis" is a single by Run–D.M.C. that was included on two 1987 Christmas compilation albums featuring various artists: A Very Special Christmas (A&M 3911) and Christmas Rap (Profile 1247). A&M Records originally released the song as a single in 1987 off of the A Very Special Christmas album. The track was produced by the group along with Rick Rubin, and has become very popular during the holiday season. It reached number 78 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in 2000, 13 years after it was first released.
The track samples Clarence Carter's 1968 holiday song "Back Door Santa", "Frosty the Snowman", "Jingle Bells", and "Joy to the World".
"Christmas in Hollis" has also been featured in a few Hollywood films and TV shows since its 1987 release. It was featured near the beginning of the 1988 action film Die Hard, the 1987 drama Less Than Zero, as well as in the 1996 comedy film Jingle All The Way. It was also used during the 2007 episode titled "Chuck Versus the Crown Vic" of the TV series Chuck. During season 2 of the U.S. TV sitcom The Office, the song was played near the end of the episode "Christmas Party" when series characters Kevin and Darryl were DJing the music. "Christmas in Hollis" was also played on a Christmas episode of The Simpsons' twenty-second season, titled "The Fight Before Christmas". The song was also played during an episode titled "The Other Side of the Mall" of the TV series Human Target.
Single track listing
- "Christmas in Hollis"
- "Walk This Way"
- "Peter Piper"
- "King of Rock"