Expect plenty of soulful reflection on this playlist of top R&B Christmas songs from some of the top female singers from the genre. If we are reading your mind correctly you’ll probably be plumping for Beyonce’s exceedingly funky version of ‘Last Christmas’. We didn’t think anyone could out-cheese Wham but Beyonce succeeds with consummate ease. No matter, it will still have all the single ladies in a spin over the holidays! At the other end of the spectrum is Faith Evans stripped back take on Eartha Kitt’s classic ‘Santa Baby’. Displaying every inch of her rhythm and blues persona Mary J. Blige draws a picture of the hood on ‘Christmas in the City’ which was included on the third in the exalted ‘A Very Special Christmas’ series of Christmas compilations. Toni Braxton recorded an album of Christmas songs in 2001 called ‘Snowflakes’ and it is her rendition of Vince Guaraldi’s ‘Christmas Time Is Here’ that forms the centrepiece of this playlist. As soft as snow but thankfully displaying a great deal more longevity.
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