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Christmas The Best R&B Christmas Albums  

Christmas Music
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List of all Christmas R&B albums, ranked from best to worst. For many, R&B Christmas albums capture the essence of the holiday spirit. Some of the biggest bands and artists of the genre released holiday songs that were much better than the traditional songs that flooded airwaves, allowing for the popularity of R&B songs, which are among the most requested during the holiday season. The albums featured on this list are some of the most well known and popular titles of that genre, and likely introduced an entirely new audience to holiday and Christmas music. These are some of the most popular Christmas songs of all time and some of the greatest jingles in the history of music. R&B groups like Destiny's Child, Boyz II Men and The Supremes released music that captured the holiday spirit. Not to be outdone, Anita Baker, Whitney Houston, Brian McKnight and let's not forget Patti LaBelle also released Christmas albums.

There are some albums that feature the traditional, standard songs, or reinterpreted songs like by The Winans and by the legendary Babyface. No matter what style or type of Christmas song you enjoy, you're likely to find an album on this list that will fit whatever music you enjoy. 

What are the best R&B Christmas albums? This list of Christmas R&B music includes the names of the best R&B Christmas songs. From innovative takes on traditional songs to recreating the versions that have been around for years, R&B singers and groups sure now how to make holiday music enjoyable. Take a look at other lists like 1960s Christmas albums.

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165 61
Christmas Album is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
The Jackson 5

2
110 38
This Is Christmas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
Luther Vandross

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70 19
One Wish: The Holiday Album is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
Whitney Houston

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91 32
Christmas Interpretations is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums

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112 47
Merry Christmas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
Mariah Carey

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77 31
The Temptations Christmas Card is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums

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58 23
Someday at Christmas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
Stevie Wonder

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42 12
A Special Christmas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums

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40 12
Christmas With Babyface is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums

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33 9
Winter Loversland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
Tamar Braxton

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52 24
Snowflakes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
Toni Braxton

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31 9
Home for Christmas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
Luther Vandross

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40 17
I'll Be Home for Christmas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
The Isley Brothers

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45 22
8 Days of Christmas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
Destiny's Child

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35 16
I'll Be Home for Christmas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums

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30 14
Motown Christmas Album is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
Various Artists

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25 10
Silver and Gold is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
Vanessa L. Williams

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29 14
A Mary Christmas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
Mary J. Blige

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24 10
Miss Patti's Christmas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
Patti LaBelle

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19 6
20th Century Masters: The Chri... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums

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20 7
Christmas With Yolanda Adams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums

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22 9
Funky Christmas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
James Brown

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19 7
A Mary Mary Christmas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums

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12 2
The Christmas Album is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
Gladys Knight & the Pips

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14 4
A Philly Soul Christmas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
Musiq Soulchild

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20 10
Christmas Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
Anita Baker

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14 5
This Christmas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
Patti LaBelle

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14 5
The Spirit of Christmas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums

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18 9
Christmas Love and You is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
Will Downing

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12 4
A Faithful Christmas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
Faith Evans

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13 5
Star Bright is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
Vanessa L. Williams

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20 12
Ashanti's Christmas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums

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10 3
The Christmas Album is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
Roberta Flack

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13 6
In the Christmas Spirit is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
Booker T. & the M.G.'s

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14 7
Christmas: Our Gifts to You is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums

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11 5
A Very Special Season is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums

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11 5
This Christmas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
Aretha Franklin

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12 7
Christmas is the Time is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums

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10 6
The 4 Seasons' Christmas Album is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums

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9 5
Santa's Got a Brand New Bag is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums

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9 5
Christmas Here with You is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums

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10 7
An All-4-One Christmas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums

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9 6
Aaron Neville's Soulful Christ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums

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7 4
Christmas with The Drifters is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums

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3 0
White Christmas is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
Al Green

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14 12
Santa Hooked Me Up is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums

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8 6
We Wish You a Merry Christmas is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums

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6 4
Christmas Is 4 Ever is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
Bootsy Collins

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4 2
Christmas Spirit is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
Donna Summer

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11 10
Cheetah-licious Christmas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best R&B Christmas Albums
The Cheetah Girls