Chris Brown in 'This Christmas'. Picture: Screengrab

For some Christmas is about the plump man in a red suit, but for others is commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ observed on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration. 

Most Christians include wrapping and exchange of gifts, decorating the Christmas tree, sharing big festive meals as part of the celebration with family and friends

Across the world Christians kick off the holy day with a church service. 

Here are some of the top gospel hits to get you into the Christmas spirit:

Starting with the Grammy award-winning group The Soweto Gospel Choir singing their rendition of Oh Holy Night



The 'queen of gospel' Dr Rebecca Molope's and friend singing Silent Night. Produced and Directed by Maura Maciver, the video features the legendary Brenda Fassie, Ringo Madlingozi, Tshepo Tsholo, Tembi Nkosi, Pure Magic and Vuyo Mokoena.


Featured on the US talk show; The Braxton sisters Tony, Tamar, Trina, Towanda, and Tracy singing for the first time together Mary, Did You Know?


How about Chris Brown's This Christmas?


And the old classic O Come All Ye Faithful/Hallelujah by Mariah Carey featuring Patricia Carey. 

 

We wish all our readers a joyful festive season.

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