A Love Letter Christmas (R Kelly)
It’s not usual to find Christmas songs appearing on non-Xmas records but here is a great example. A Love Letter Christmas is actually a reworked version of Love Letter, and both are from R Kelly’s Love Letter album. The album was a homage to soul music of decades past, all written and produced by Kelly. Love Letter was the second single released from it and this Christmas version differs with slight tweaks in the arrangement and lyrical changes that “festivize” it.
Fun fact: This isn’t Kelly’s only “Christmas” record to appear on one of his regular albums. His duet I’m Your Angel with Celine Dion appeared on his 1998 album R but on her Christmas record These Are the Special Times.
The theme for Bestest Song Club December 2015 is: Bestest Modern Christmas Songs.
Criteria: Song must have been recorded no earlier than 1980.