Sorry, There Will Be

No Xmas Rap Album

12/10/2012 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

'Twas a few weeks before Christmas ... and all through the 'net ...
Everyone thought a DMX Christmas album was a surefire bet. 

His version of "Rudolph" (see below) was an instant hit track ...
and it seemed he loved caroling even more than Charlie Sheen loves crack.

But yesterday at LAX, the rapper broke our beating hearts ...
telling us a DMX Christmas album will never appear on the charts.

So go out and buy that Barry Manilow Xmas album instead ...
Because all hope of a DMX-mas is officially dead.