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Mary J. Blige Covers Donny Hathaway’s Holiday Classic ‘This Christmas’

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Although we are 14 weeks away from Christmas, Mary J. Blige is putting us in the holiday spirit early with her soulful cover of Donny Hathaway’s classic ‘This Christmas.’

The yuletide ditty is from her upcoming holiday album, ‘A Mary Christmas.’

Outside of the orchestral production, the Queen of Soul sticks to the original version of Hathaway’s cheery song.

“Fireside blazing bright / We are caroling through the night / And this Christmas will be / A very special Christmas for me, yeah!” she sings.

We are not mad at this version, but we think it might need a Puffy remix. Just kidding.

MJB’s ‘A Mary Christmas’ album boasts duets with Barbra Streisand, Jessie J, the Clark Sisters and Marc Anthony. The collection also features Blige singing such holiday classics as ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,’ ‘Winter Wonderland’ ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ and more.

“I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to make this soulful classic Christmas album… I believe my fans will love it as much as I do,” she said in a press release.

Mary J. Blige’s ‘A Mary Christmas’ will be available as a stocking stuffer on Oct. 15. You can pre-order it on iTunes here.

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