"Player's Ball" (A LaFace Family Christmas version) (1993)
A perennial piece of hip-hop trivia after appearing (with an exclamation point!) in ego trip's Book of Rap Lists: Outkast's breakthrough single was originally intended as a piece of holiday cheer. Originally written for A LaFace Family Christmas — appearing alongside Toni Braxton, TLC and Usher — the O.G. version has references to "Deck the Halls" "Silent Night" and even a chorus that name-checks "Christmas day" itself. They excised all that stuff for the 12-inch version, but still kept the some egg nog, a ho-ho-ho, a New Years Eve countdown and even the sleigh bells. Remixed but still jingling.