This Christmas, Aretha

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This Christmas, Aretha
Studio album by Aretha Franklin
Released November, 2008
Recorded June-August 2008
Genre R&B, Christmas, holiday
Length 51:00
Label DMI
Producer Aretha Franklin, Tena Clark
Aretha Franklin chronology
Jewels in the Crown: All-Star Duets with the Queen
(2007)
This Christmas, Aretha
(2008)
"Aretha: A Woman Falling Out Of Love"
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Toronto Star 3/4 stars [1]
MSN Music 3.5/5 stars [2]
Allmusic 3/5 stars [3]

This Christmas is the 2008 Christmas album by Aretha Franklin. Initially a Borders Bookstore exclusive, it was reissued in 2009 on DMI Records.

It is her first ever Christmas album. Having failed to launch her own Detroit-based label, Aretha's Records, she chose to release this album on DMI Records. The album peaked at #102 on the Billboard album chart. As of January 2013, it has reportedly sold 142,864 copies in the United States (citation needed).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Angels We Have Heard on High" (James Chadwick) 5:26
  2. "This Christmas (with Edward Franklin)" (Donny Hathaway & Nadine McKinnor) 5:23
  3. "My Grown-Up Christmas List" (David Foster & Linda Thompson Jenner) 5:15
  4. "The Lord Will Make A Way" (Traditional, Arranged by Aretha Franklin) 5:43
  5. "Silent Night" (Franz Gruber & Josef Mohr) 5:06
  6. "Ave Maria" (Johann Sebastian Bach & Charles Gounod) 4:57
  7. "Christmas Ain't Christmas (Without The One You Love)" (Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff) 3:53
  8. "14 Angels" (Engelbert Humperdinck, Arranged by Aretha Franklin) 2:08
  9. "One Night With The King" (Jeannie Tenney) 6:09
  10. "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" (Charles Wesley & Felix Mendelssohn) 5:24
  11. "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" (Clement C. Moore; Adaptation by Aretha Franklin) 1:52

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