Donny Hathaway was a successful singer/songwriter in the 70’s. He worked with greats like Curtis Mayfield, The Staple Singers, and Aretha Franklin. He also teamed with Roberta Flack to bring us hits like “Where Is The Love?” and “The Closer I Get To You”.
One of Hathaway’s greatest musical contributions was a little song called “This Christmas“. It has been copied many a time by many an artist, Christina Aguilera, Gerald Albright, Harry Connick Jr., Faith Evans, Dru Hill, Chris Brown, Usher, Ruben Studdard, etc, but the original remains the standard.
I know that my lonely and bitter behind shouldn’t like “This Christmas” but it is just too good to be ignored. This song is a holiday classic and for me Christmas just ain’t Christmas without it.