2018 reissue - The obvious title here would have been Wreatha Now, but Aretha opted to follow in the footsteps of at least 20 other artists by going with This Christmas as the title of her first Christmas album. Apart from the Donny Hathaway/Nadine McKinnor-written title track, a duet with her son Edward that is both sweet and playful (at one point, Aretha interjects, "Eddie, you mustn't upstage mom with those high notes"), the disc is filled mostly with the spiritual and relatively serious side of holiday material. The likes of "Silent Night," "Ave Maria," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," and "Angels We Have Heard on High" are given the kind of treatment only Aretha could grant.
|A1||Angels We Have Heard On High||5:25|
|A3||My Grown-Up Christmas List||5:14|
|A4||The Lord Will Make A Way||5:43|
|B2||Christmas Ain't Christmas (Without The One You Love)||3:53|
|B4||Hark! The Herald Angels Sing||5:24|