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 with all new artwork and the bonus track "Angel Man". The 1995 re-release was later reissued in 2004 under the 20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection line, labeled The Best of Patti LaBelle.