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
Producer James Budd Ellison, Randy Waldman, Michael O'Hara, Sami McKinney, Bunny Sigler, Nathanial "Crocket" Wilke, Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff
Patti LaBelle chronology
Be Yourself
(1989)Be Yourself1989
This Christmas
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

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.

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)