In this writer’s humble opinion if there every was a blueprint for a definitive “Grown Folks” Christmas Song, this classic by Donny Hathaway would have to be in the Top 5 and maybe even Top 2. It is the convergence of all the elements: song, performance, arrangement and production that make this composition so special.

Yes everyone and their you know what has a cover of this tune (even Ethel Merman) I’m just kidding about Ethel… but the point is: I don’t care who sings this song, whenever I hear it, I hear Donny. Merry Christmas!