This Is Christmas
Studio album by Luther Vandross
October 18, 1995 (US)
Camel Island Studios,
Los Angeles, California; Clinton Recording Studios, New York City, New York; Sterling Sound, New York City; The Hit Factory, New York City; The Power Station, New York City
R&B, soul, Christmas
Producer Luther Vandross (also executive),
Marcus Miller, Nat Adderley, Jr.
Luther Vandross chronology
Home for Christmas cover
is a This Is Christmas Christmas album (eleventh overall) by American R&B/ soul singer Luther Vandross, released in October 1995. Sony Music Special Products reissued the album on January 15, 2002 as Home for Christmas with an altered order of tracks, and again in October 2012 as part of The Classic Christmas Album line with additional tracks. The two editions of the album has sold a combined total of 1,147,000 copies as of December 2012. [1 ] This is Christmas lent its name to a syndicated television special Vandross hosted which aired in November and December 1995, and featured songs from this album, as well as performances by his special guests.
Track listings [ edit ]
Original [ edit ]
"With a Christmas Heart"
Luther Vandross, Skip Anderson 4:04
"This Is Christmas"
Vandross, Reed Vertelney
"The Mistletoe Jam (Everybody Kiss Somebody)"
Ivan Hampden, Jr. 4:45
Every Year, Every Christmas" Vandross,
Richard Marx 5:06
My Favorite Things"
Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II 5:58
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane 5:05
"I Listen to the Bells (With
Darlene Love)" Vandross,
Fonzi Thornton 6:07
"Please Come Home for Christmas"
"A Kiss for Christmas"
O' Come All Ye Faithful"
John Francis Wade, Frederick Oakeley 4:19
Home for Christmas [ edit ]
"O' Come All Ye Faithful" - 4:19
"My Favorite Things" - 5:58
"What the World Needs Now" - 5:19
"With a Christmas Heart" - 4:05
"I Listen to the Bells" - 6:07
"Little Miracles (Happen Every Day)" - 4:43
"Please Come Home for Christmas" - 3:38
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - 5:05
The Classic Christmas Album [ edit ]
The Christmas Song
My Favorite Things
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
The Mistletoe Jam (Everybody Kiss Somebody)
With A Christmas Heart
I Listen To The Bells (Duet with Darlene Love)
A Kiss For Christmas
Every Year, Every Christmas
This Is Christmas
Please Come Home For Christmas
O' Come All Ye Faithful
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Live Duet with Chaka Khan)
previously unreleased commercially
May Christmas Bring You Happiness
At Christmas Time
Tracks 13 and 14 originally released as one-off single (DSKO 78, Atlantic, 1976) - accredited as "Luther"
References [ edit ]