From timeless classics to contemporary favorites, we’ve put together the ultimate list of 10 R&B Christmas songs that will have you hitting the repeat button all season long.

There’s an undeniable magic to R&B music that offers comfort and calm like no other. R&B music tugs at our heartstrings with its soul-stirring melodies and profound lyrics. It has a special knack for reaching deep within us, connecting with our feelings, and eliciting real emotion. And when you combine that with the holiday season, you get a heartwarming blend that resonates with our holiday spirit.

So, pile up on the couch with your coziest blanket, and dive into these 10 R&B Christmas songs that are bound to become a staple in your holiday playlist each year.

1. This Christmas by Donny Hathaway

“This Christmas” by Donny Hathaway is a timeless R&B Christmas classic that has been covered by numerous artists over the years. Originally released in 1970, the song features Hathaway’s soulful vocals and a festive arrangement that includes jingle bells and horns. It’s a heartwarming track that celebrates the joy of spending Christmas with loved ones, a sentiment we can all connect with. Its catchy chorus and joyful lyrics make it a perfect addition to any holiday playlist.

Donny Hataway’s “This Christmas” music video

2. What Christmas Means To Me by Stevie Wonder

“What Christmas Means to Me” by Stevie Wonder is a classic R&B Christmas song that captures the joy and excitement of the holiday season. With its energetic rhythm and Stevie’s infectious enthusiasm, it captures the sheer joy and warmth that Christmas brings. Its catchy chorus will have you singing along in no time! Wonder’s soulful voice and festive instrumentation make this song a must-have on any R&B Christmas playlist. So, turn up the volume and let the holiday spirit take over with this timeless hit.

Stevie Wonder’s What Christmas Means to Me music video

3. All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is a modern classic that has become a staple of the holiday season. Released in 1994, the song has since become one of the best-selling singles of all time and is a must-have on any R&B Christmas playlist. With its catchy melody and upbeat tempo, it’s the perfect song to get you in the holiday spirit.

Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You music video

4. White Christmas by Otis Redding

I adore Otis Redding’s soulful rendition of this holiday classic, “White Christmas”. Released in 1967, his heartfelt rendition of dreaming for a white Christmas brings a touch of longing and hope that resonates deeply during the holiday season. The song has become a holiday favorite for R&B fans and is a perfect addition to any Christmas playlist.

Otis Redding’s White Christmas music video

5. Let It Snow by Boyz II Men

“Let It Snow” by Boyz II Men is a modern R&B take on the classic Christmas song. Released in 1993, the song features the group’s signature harmonies and smooth vocals. When it comes to soulful Christmas tunes, Boyz II Men set the bar high with this one. The smooth harmonies and tender lyrics paint a picture of a snug and romantic holiday evening. It’s the perfect backdrop for a cozy night in, complete with a crackling fire and twinkling Christmas tree lights.

Boys II Men’s Let It Snow music video

6. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross’ rendition of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” is a soulful and heartfelt take on the holiday classic. Luther Vandross’ velvety voice lends a soothing touch to this Christmas classic. His rendition exudes warmth and comfort, making it a perfect tune to unwind to after a day of festive activities. Originally written for the 1944 film Meet Me in St. Louis, this song has been covered by many artists over the years, but Vandross’ version stands out as one of the best.

Luther Vandross Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas music video

7. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey makes the list again with this iconic hit “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” The song, released in 1994, has become a staple of holiday music and is a must-listen every year. Carey’s powerful vocals and the upbeat tempo make it a perfect addition to any holiday party or gathering. Plus, who can resist singing along to the catchy chorus?

Mariah Carey’s Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) music video

8. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer by The Temptations

The Temptations put their own spin on the classic Christmas song “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” with their soulful harmonies and funky instrumentation it’s hands down the coolest version of this classic. Released in 1970, the song features lead vocals from Eddie Kendricks and Melvin Franklin, and showcases the group’s signature style. It’s a must-have on any R&B Christmas playlist and is sure to get everyone groovin’ and singing along.

The Temptations Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer music video

9. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus by The Jackson 5

“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” is a classic R&B Christmas song that has been covered by many artists over the years, but The Jackson 5’s version is one of the most popular. Released in 1970, the song tells the story of a child who sees his mother kissing Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. This playful tune, delivered by the youthful voices of The Jackson 5, brings a dash of whimsy and nostalgia to our playlist. The song’s light-hearted narrative paired with a foot-tapping melody makes it an enduring classic that spans generations.

The Jackson 5’s I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus music video

10. Baby It’s Cold Outside by John Legend (Feat. Kelly Clarkson)

I do love the original but I also adore this spin on the classic holiday tune “Baby it’s Cold Outside”. This modern take on a classic duet from John Legend and Kelly Clarkson is filled with playful banter and undeniable chemistry. With updated lyrics that promote consent and respect, this smooth R&B rendition is perfect for a cozy night in with loved ones, and the message behind the lyrics makes it a refreshing take on a beloved song. Their delightful rendition adds a touch of romance to the winter season, making it a charming conclusion to our list.

John Legend’s Baby It’s Cold Outside music video

YouTube Playlist For The Ultimate List of 10 R&B Christmas Songs

Check out the complete playlist below from our HOW TO CHRISTMAS YouTube Channel

10 R&B Christmas Songs To Play on Repeat – How To Christmas Youtube Playlist

So there you have it, folks! This ultimate list of 10 R&B Christmas songs are sure to add a little soul and a lot of joy to your holiday festivities.

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