This Christmas (Patti LaBelle album)

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This Christmas
Studio album by Patti LaBelle
Released October 30, 1990
Recorded 1990
Genre Holiday, R&B, pop
Length 49:54
Label MCA
Patti LaBelle chronology
Be Yourself
(1989)
This Christmas
(1990)
Burnin'
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Wilson & Alroy's Record Reviews 2/5 stars[2]

This Christmas is the first holiday album released by singer Patti LaBelle on the MCA label. The album included original compositions such as "Twas Love", which LaBelle shot a video for, and "Nothing Could Be Better", which was sung live by LaBelle during an appearance on the show, A Different World, where she played Kadeem Hardison's mother. The album was released while LaBelle was working on a follow-up to her last pop album, Be Yourself. This would be LaBelle's only Christmas-related studio album until the release of Miss Patti's Christmas nearly 20 years later.

The album would be re-released in 1995 (and again in 2004 under the "20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection" line) with the bonus track "Angel Man".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "This Christmas" (4:20)
  2. "'Twas Love" (3:43)
  3. "Nothing Could Be Better" (3:24)
  4. "I'm Christmasing With You" (3:38)
  5. "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" (4:28)
  6. "If Everyday Could Be Like Christmas" (4:54)
  7. "Reason for the Season" (5:03)
  8. "Country Christmas" (4:16)
  9. "Born In a Manger" (3:29)
  10. "O Holy Night" (4:40)
  11. "Wouldn't It Be Beautiful" (3:56)
  12. "Angel Man" (re-issue bonus track) (4:03)

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