Limited vinyl LP repressing of this soulful holiday release. This Is Christmas is the tenth studio album and first Christmas album by Luther Vandross released in 1995. This is Christmas lent it's name to a syndicated television special Vandross hosted which aired in November and December 1995, and featured songs from this album. Throughout his career, Vandross was an in-demand background vocalist for several different artists including Judy Collins, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Janet Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Ben E. King, and Donna Summer. He later became the lead vocalist of the group Change. After Vandross left the group, he was signed to Epic Records as a solo artist and released his debut solo album in 1981. During his career, Vandross sold over 35 million records worldwide, and received eight Grammy Awards including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance four different times.