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Donny Hathaway Christmas Songs & Music

Like many artists before him, Donny Hathaway's greatest legacy was a Christmas carol. The soul star released four studio albums during his tragically short life, but it his holiday single This Christmas that remains his most memorable achievement.

This Christmas- 1970

Credited to Nadine McKinnor and Hathaway's on-stage persona Donny Pitts, This Christmas is a powerful soul ballad. Since it's release in 1970, the song has been covered by numerous artists including Aretha Franklin, Destiny's Child and Chris Brown. Interestingly, the majority of the covers remain faithful to Hathaway's inspiring original.