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The Best R&B Christmas Albums Of All Time

Updated December 9, 2019 895 votes 139 voters 5.0k views51 items

List RulesVote up your favorite R&B Christmas albums.

Nothing goes better with hot chocolate in the wintertime than the best R&B Christmas albums of all-time. Featuring great Christmas songs from popular R&B singers, like John Legend, Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men, and Mary J. Blige, this list of R&B holiday albums is the perfect starting point for creating your Christmas music playlist. What are the top Christmas R&B albums ever?

Vote up the best R&B and soul Xmas albums, and add your favorites if they deserve a spot on this list.

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  • This Is Christmas1
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    This Is Christmas

    Luther Vandross

    Release Date1995

    TracksThis Is Christmas, I Listen to the Bells, My Favorite Things

    Length (mins)00:48:05

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Christmas music, Soul music, Contemporary R&B

    "Please Come Home For Christmas"

    "Every Year, Every Christmas"

    "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

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  • Merry Christmas2
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    Merry Christmas

    Mariah Carey

    Release Date1994

    ProducerWalter Afanasieff, Mariah Carey

    TracksSilent Night, Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town, God Rest Ye Merry

    Length (mins)00:39:38

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Christmas music, Soul music, Contemporary R&B

    "All I Want for Christmas Is You"

    "O Holy Night"

    "Christmas"

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  • Christmas Interpretations3

    Release Date1993

    TracksYou're Not Alone, Share Love, A Joyous Song

    Length (mins)00:41:07

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues

    "Silent Night (intro)"

    "Let It Snow"

    "Share Love"

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  • One Wish: The Holiday Album4
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    Release Date2003

    ProducerWhitney Houston, Gordon Chambers

    TracksOne Wish (For Christmas), The First Noel, Cantique De Noel (O Holy Night)

    Length (mins)00:43:22

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Christmas music, Soul music

    "The First Noel"

    "The Christmas Song"

    "Little Drummer Boy"

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  • The Temptations Christmas Card5

    Release Date1970

    TracksThe Little Drummer Boy, White Christmas, Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

    LabelGordy

    Genres (Music)Soul music

    "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer"

    "Silent Night"

    "My Christmas Tree"

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  • Snowflakes6
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    Snowflakes

    Toni Braxton

    Release Date2001

    ProducerL.A. Reid, Daryl Simmons, Babyface, Trackmasters Entertainment

    TracksChristmas in Jamaica (feat. Shaggy), Christmas in Jamaica (remix) (feat. Shaggy), Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

    Length (mins)00:43:09

    Genres (Music)Pop music, Christmas music, Jazz, Contemporary R&B

    "Holiday Celebrate"

    "Christmas Time Is Here"

    "Santa Please..."

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  • Christmas Album7
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    Christmas Album

    The Jackson 5

    Release Date1970

    TracksSanta Claus Is Comin' to Town, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Christmas Won't Be the Same This Year

    Genres (Music)Christmas music, Soul music, Bubblegum pop

    "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"

    "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"

    "Frost the Snowman"

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  • I'll Be Home for Christmas8
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    I'll Be Home for Christmas

    Brian McKnight

    Release Date2008

    TracksSilver Bells, Angels We Have Heard on High, Let It Snow

    "The Christmas Song"

    "Silver Bells"

    "Let It Snow"

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  • Christmas All Over the World9
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    Christmas All Over the World

    New Edition

    "Give Love On Christmas Day"

    "It's Christmas"

    "Happy Holidays To You"

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  • A Mary Christmas10
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    A Mary Christmas

    Mary J. Blige

    Release Date2013

    TracksThe Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire), The First Noel, Mary

    LabelVerve Music Group

    Genres (Music)Christmas music, Contemporary R&B

    "Do You Hear What I Hear"

    "This Christmas"

    "Little Drummer Boy"

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  • A Legendary Christmas11
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    Release Date2018

    "What Christmas Means to Me"

    "The Christmas Song"

    "Silver Bells"

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  • A Special Christmas12

    Release Date1997

    TracksThe Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire), O Holy Night, Silver Bells

    LabelRCA Records

    Genres (Music)Christmas music

    "The Christmas Song"

    "This Christmas"

    "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

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  • A Motown Christmas13
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    A Motown Christmas

    Various Artists

    "This Christmas"

    "Go Tell It On The Mountain"

    "Little Drummer Boy"

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  • Christmas With Babyface14

    Release Date1998

    TracksThe Christmas Song, White Christmas, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear / The First Noel

    Length (mins)00:40:28

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Christmas music, Contemporary R&B

    "Winter Wonderland"

    "The Christmas Song"

    "White Christmas"

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  • Miss Patti's Christmas15
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    Miss Patti's Christmas

    Patti LaBelle

    Release Date2007

    TracksJesus, Oh What a Wonderful Child, What the Lonely Do at Christmas

    Genres (Music)Pop music, Christmas music, Contemporary R&B

    "Christmas Jam"

    "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year"

    "What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas"

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  • Star Bright16
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    Star Bright

    Vanessa L. Williams

    Release Date1996

    TracksSleep Well Little Children, Do You Hear What I Hear , Little Drummer Boy

    Length (mins)00:51:25

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Christmas music, Contemporary R&B

    "Do You Hear What I Hear"

    "Baby, It's Cold Outside"

    "What Child Is This"

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  • Someday at Christmas17
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    Release Date1967

    TracksA Warm Little Home on a Hill, One Little Christmas Tree, Silver Bells

    Length (mins)00:37:02

    Genres (Music)Soul music

    "Silver Bells"

    "Ave Maria" 

    "The Little Drummer Boy"

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  • A Faithful Christmas18
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    Release Date2005

    TracksO Come All Ye Faithful, White Christmas, Merry Christmas Baby

    LabelCapitol Records

    Genres (Music)Christmas music, Soul music, Contemporary R&B, Hip hop soul

    "Happy Holiday"

    "Soulful Christmas"

    "Santa Baby"

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  • Ashanti's Christmas19
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    Ashanti's Christmas

    Ashanti

    "Christmas Time Again"

    "The Christmas Song"

    "Hey Santa"

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  • I'll Be Home for Christmas20
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    I'll Be Home for Christmas

    The Isley Brothers

    Release Date2007

    TracksSilent Night, White Christmas, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

    "Winter Wonderland"

    "I'll Be Home For Christmas"

    "I'm In Love"

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  • Cee Lo's Magic Moment21
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    Cee Lo's Magic Moment

    Cee Lo Green

    Release Date2012

    TracksPlease Come Home for Christmas, All I Need Is Love, Silent Night

    Genres (Music)Christmas music

    "What Christmas Means to Me"

    "Baby It's Cold Outside"

    "This Christmas"

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  • 8 Days of Christmas22
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    8 Days of Christmas

    Destiny's Child

    Release Date2001

    ProducerBeyoncé Knowles, Ric Wake

    TracksA “DC” Christmas Medley, This Christmas, White Christmas

    Genres (Music)Pop music, Adult contemporary music, Christmas music, Contemporary R&B, Dance-pop

    "8 Days of Christmas"

    "White Christmas"

    "Carol of the Bells"

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  • Christmas and Chill23
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    Christmas and Chill

    Ariana Grande

    "Wit It This Christmas"

    "December"

    "Winter Things"

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  • This Christmas24
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    This Christmas

    Patti LaBelle

    Release Date1990

    TracksWouldn't It Be Beautiful, I'm Christmasing With You, Born in a Manger

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Christmas music, Contemporary R&B

    "This Christmas"

    "'Twas Love"

    "Nothing Could Be Better"

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  • A Philly Soul Christmas25
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    A Philly Soul Christmas

    Musiq Soulchild

    "Jingle Bells"

    "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing!"

    "Deck the Halls"

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