This Christmas (Donny Hathaway song)

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"This Christmas"
One of first vinyl releases
Single by Donny Hathaway
B-side "Be There"
Released 1970
Recorded 1970
Genre Christmas, R&B
Length 3:30
Label Atco (45-6799)
Writer(s) Nadine McKinnor, Donny Pitts
Producer(s) Don-Ric Enterprises
Donny Hathaway singles chronology
"The Getto - Part 1"
"This Christmas"
"You've Got a Friend"
(duet with Roberta Flack)

"This Christmas" is a well-known Christmas song originally recorded by R&B singer/songwriter Donny Hathaway and released as an Atco single in 1970.[1] Hathaway co-wrote the song (it is credited to Nadine McKinnor and "Donny Pitts," the stage name Hathaway used).

AllMusic shows a Billboard magazine peak of No. 11 on The Hot 100 chart. Joel Whitburn's Christmas in the Charts (1920-2004) indicates a No. 11 on the Christmas Singles chart.[1] In 2012, "This Christmas" hit the Billboard Japan Hot 100 Singles at No. 92, and again in 2013, at No. 71.[2]

Cover versions[edit]

Since Hathaway's original version, "This Christmas" has become something of a modern holiday standard, covered by a wide range of artists. The following is a selective list of notable recordings of the song:


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). Christmas in the Charts (1920-2004). Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 39. ISBN 0-89820-161-6. 
  2. ^ "Credits". Donny Hathaway. AllMusic. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Video on YouTube
  4. ^ "CeeLo's Magic Moment- video Youtube". Retrieved 17 December 2013. 

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