New Music: Mary J. Blige ‘This Christmas’

September snatched away whatever remnants of heat the summer might have left behind. Cold weather may be coming a little quicker now that Mary J. Blige has released the first song from her Christmas album, A Mary Christmas. Her soulful cover of Donny Hathaway’s cheery “This Christmas” sends listeners straight into the holiday spirit. The album is set to release Oct. 15 and will have collabs from Jessie J, Marc Anthony, Barbra Streisand and more, but until then, listen to “This Christmas” below.