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I Spent 48 Hours Listening to Nothing But Covers of Donny Hathaway's  “This Christmas.” Here’s What I Found.

In 1970, just months after releasing his debut album Everything Is Everything, soul singer Donny Hathaway set his sights on creating something that up to that point hadn’t truly existed: An official Christmas anthem for black America. He found that song when he was connected with songwriter and fellow Chicagoan Nadine McKinnor, who had written the lyrics to what would eventually become “This Christmas” a few years prior.
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