This Christmas

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"This Christmas" is a song by American soul musician Donny Hathaway released in 1970 by Atco Records. The song gained renewed interest when it was included in 1991 on Atco Records' revised edition of their 1968 Soul Christmas compilation album and has since become a modern Christmas standard, with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers reporting that it was the 30th most-performed holiday song of all time. Phil Upchurch said the song was "absolutely the premiere holiday song written by an African American". It was written by Hathaway and Nadine McKinnor. 


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Hang all the mistletoe
I'm gonna get to know you better
This Christmas
And as we trim the tree
How much fun it's gonna be together
This Christmas

The fireside is blazing bright
We're caroling through the night
And this Christmas, will be 
A very special Christmas, for me 

Presents and cards are here
My world is filled with cheer and you
This Christmas
And as I look around
Your eyes outshine the town, they do
This Christmas

Fireside is blazing bright
We're caroling through the night
And this Christmas, will be
A very special Christmas, for me, yeah 

Shake a hand, shake a hand now

Mm, the fireside is blazing bright
We're caroling through the night
And this Christmas, will be
A very special Christmas, for me yeah

Merry Christmas
Shake a hand, shake a hand now
Wish your brother Merry Christmas
All over the land

Merry Christmas
Merry Merry Christmas
Hey hey hey
Merry Merry Merry
Mm, oh
Oh

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Donny Hathaway

Donny Edward Hathaway (October 1, 1945 – January 13, 1979) was an American soul singer-songwriter and musician. Hathaway contracted with Atlantic Records in 1969 and with his first single for the Atco label, "The Ghetto, Part I" in early 1970, Rolling Stone magazine "marked him as a major new force in soul music." more »

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Written by: Donny Edward Hathaway, Nadine McKinnor

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