Boyz II Men
Derrick Dunn

Derrick Dunn

Slow Jam Saturday : Boyz II Men, Let It Snow

R&B quartet Boyz II Men were still basking in their massively successful single “End of the Road” when their first-holiday album, Christmas Interpretations, hit stores in the fall of 1993. The first single from the album was “Let It Snow,” and while the group could have gone the pop route and just covered the Vaughn Monroe standard, the four gents from Philly delivered a holiday slow jam classic.

“Let It Snow” found the group working with Brian McKnight, who produced the song with BIIM and co-wrote it with group member Wanya Morris. Wanya opens the song with his signature lush vocals crooning:

“It’s another Christmas holiday

It’s a joyous thing, let the Angels sing

‘Cause we’re together

We got a thing, can’t let it slip away

Go outside, it’s raining sleet

When our bodies meet

I don’t care about the weather

Let it snow, let it snow, outside it’s cold

But the fire’s blazin’ so, baby, let it snow

Let it snow, yeah

Let it snow, let it snow”.

Brian McKnight comes in on the second verse with a simple line, “Come over here and help me trim the tree “which sounds heavenly. Boyz II Men then come back to finish the song for the remaining running time. The song’s appeal is that the lyrics from Wanya and McKnight showcase the writing ability of both men. 

Twenty-eight years later, “Let It Snow” still sounds fresh and is part of my annual Christmas playlist.

Final Grade : A

Christmas Interpretations is available on all streaming platforms.

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