Editors’ Notes Christmas doesn’t get more soulful than this collection of tunes dominated by R&B titans from the Stax/Atlantic roster of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Some ease into their celebrations of the season, like Otis Redding in his gently pleading “White Christmas,” and some tear the place down, like Clarence Carter with his roaring, stomping “Back Door Santa.” But it’s hard to imagine old Saint Nick ever getting a theme song as slinky, supple, and soul-slathered as “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” by Booker T. & The M.G.’s.

SONG
Back Door Santa
1
2:09
 
The Christmas Song
2
3:10
 
White Christmas
3
3:02
 
Silver Bells
4
2:33
 
Gee Whiz, It's Christmas
5
2:46
 
Merry Christmas Baby
6
2:35
 
Presents for Christmas
7
3:10
 
Jingle Bells
8
2:37
 
Every Day Will Be Like a Holiday
9
2:36
 
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
10
3:44
 
All I Want for Christmas Is You
11
1:41
 
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
12
2:36
 
This Christmas
13
3:51
 
May Christmas Bring You Happiness (1991 Remix)
14
5:15
 

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