50th Anniversary Of Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas”


“This Christmas” animated visual brings memories of being gifted to all of the soulful r&b lover’s with the present of the late great recording artist Donny Edward Hathaway. An extraordinary piano arranger of gospel, r&b composer, and jazz impresario was one soulful brother who’s musical accomplishments will live on forever. 

ThisIsRnB alongside the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of this legendary timeless classic holiday hit, “This Christmas.” Co-written with the talented Nadine McKinnor, making this the one and only song penned by the pair. McKinnor eloquently put it, “This Christmas celebrates the possibilities, the expectations and the anticipation of Christmas…Making the Christmas holiday brighter for all.”

The song “This Christmas” has been covered vocally as well as instrumentally by some of the most incredible recording artists offering their joy and renditions with the likes of; The Temptations, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Aretha Franklin, John Legend, Usher , Mary J. BilgeFreddie Jackson, Christina Aguilera, and Chris Breezy plus so many more.  

Even with the current state of the nation, just listening to this holiday classic can transpose your thoughts and memories, and take one on an emotional holiday sonority. In years past, we were able to spend the holidays together with close friends and family gathered around the tree  “with the fireside blazing bright/caroling through the night.” 

Celebrate and watch below.

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