16 Best R&B Holiday Songs To Get You In The Spirit
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16 Best R&B Holiday Songs To Get You In The Spirit

There will be no Mariah Carey featured on this list.

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16 Best R&B Holiday Songs To Get You In The Spirit

Music is an inevitability that comes along with the Christmas season. From traditional Christmas songs like "The Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole or new, original songs like "That's Christmas to Me" by the Pentatonix, it is impossible to avoid all Christmas music all season long. I have made it my mission to find the best Christmas music in my favorite genre: R&B. Here is a list, in no particular order, of some of the best R&B Christmas songs from the last 10 years.

1. "I Want to Come Home for Christmas" - Ne-Yo

Release Date: 2013
Album: The Best Man Holiday: Motion Picture Soundtrack

No list would be complete without at least one Ne-Yo song.

2. "Christmas Time to Me" - Jordin Sparks

Release Date: 2013
Album: The Best Man Holiday: Motion Picture Soundtrack

What can I say, It was a good album.

3. "Mary Did You Know" - CeeLo Green

Release Date: 2012
Album: CeeLo's Magic Moment

CeeLo sang "Mary did you Know?" Yes, yes he did, and it is great!

4. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" - Mary J. Blige ft. Jessie J

Release Date: 2013
Album: A Mary Christmas

Stick with this song to the end, it gets really good.

5. "This Christmas" - Chris Brown


Release Date: 2007
Album: This Christmas - Songs from the Motion Picture

One word: SLAY!

6. "You're Mine" - Jeremih

Release Date: 2013
Album: Tyler Perry's A Medea Christmas Album

Jeremih just gets better and better, and this song is no exception.

7. "All I Want for Christmas" - Trey Songz

Release Date: 2014
Album: Unknown

If you only play one song from this list, Trey Songz's rendition of Christmas classic, "All I Want for Christmas" needs to be your choice.

8. "My Grown-Up Christmas List" - Monica

Release Date: 2000
Album: Unknown

Technically, this song is from 16 years ago, not 10, but it is just too good to not include.

9. " Christmas List" - Jamie Foxx

Release Date: 2008
Album: Unknown

Jamie Foxx never ceases to amaze me with his abundance of talent from acting to singing to playing the piano. He is truly a gift.

10. "Home for Christmas" - R. Kelley

Release Date: 2016
Album: 12 Nights of Christmas

This is the newest song on the list and had to battle every other song from R. Kelley's newest Christmas album. Seriously, check that album out. It's bangin'.

11. "Everyday is Christmas" - The Braxtons

Release Date: 2015
Album: Braxton Family Christmas

This is one talented family with an incredible Christmas album. "Everyday is Christmas" is my personal favorite from their album, but "Last Christmas" isn't far behind.

12. "Someday at Christmas" - Stevie Wonder and Andra Day


Release Date: 2015
Album: Unknown

You might recognize this song from the more recent Apple commercials, but this song was originally performed by Stevie Wonder in 1967 and remade recently.

13. " It Ain't Christmas" - Joe

Release Date: 2010
Album: Home is the Essence of Christmas

I have never heard of Joe before researching to make this list, but now I have him playing on repeat.

14. " Christmas in Harlem" - Kanye West

Release Date: 2010
Album: Unknown

This song is unlike anything that precedes it. It is definitely something different to get you in the holiday spirit.

15. "Christmas Night" - K. Michelle

Release Date: 2013
Album: Unknown

This is not your traditional feel-good Christmas song. It gives you Christmas from a different perspective.

16. "This is My Wish" - Kevin Ross

Release Date: 2014
Album: Unknown

I know I said these weren't in any particular order, but I saved the best for last. While technically this is not a Christmas song and is from the Glade commercials, it encompasses everything that I think defines the Christmas spirit, and it's beautiful.


Bonus: "Jingle Bells" - Trey Songz & Flo Rida

I have no idea where this song came from or why, but it is my new favorite version of "Jingle Bells."


Check out all these songs and more, then let me know what you find! Happy Holidays!

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