Various Artists

Body and Soul: Christmas

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Body and Soul: Christmas features a number of holiday songs performed by some of the best soul artists of the late 20th century. You get '60s soul legends (the Temptations' "Silent Night," Otis Redding's "White Christmas," and the Surpremes' "Twinkle Twinkle Little Me"), '70s soul icons (Isaac Hayes' "Mistletoe and Me," the O'Jays' "Merry Christmas Baby," the Ohio Players' "Happy Holidays"), and some more contemporary artists (SWV's "Christmas Ain't Christmas," Boyz II Men's "Let It Snow"). The Marvin Gaye performance, "I Want to Come Home for Christmas," is also noteworthy. Overall, a broad and epoch-ranging collection of holiday music done soul style by many of the style's greatest figures.

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