Ashanti's Christmas

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Ashanti's Christmas
Ashanti - Ashanti's Christmas.jpg
Studio album (Christmas) by Ashanti
Released November 18, 2003
Recorded 2003
Length 29:22
Ashanti chronology
Chapter II
Ashanti's Christmas
Concrete Rose
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic1.5/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stonenegative [2]

Ashanti's Christmas is the first Christmas album by American R&B/pop singer Ashanti, released in 2003 (see 2003 in music). The album debuted and peaked at No. 160 on the Billboard 200 and No. 43 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album contained almost an equal amount of new songs, written by Ashanti herself, and covers of Christmas classics. As for singles, Ashanti released a Christmas Medley which featured the songs "Christmas Time Again", "The Christmas Song", and "Hey Santa". A video was shot for the medley and it received moderate rotation on BET and MTV. A reworked version of the original song "Time of Year" would later appear on Ashanti's second Christmas album, A Wonderful Christmas with Ashanti.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Christmas Time Again" (Douglas, I. Lorenzo, A. Parker) – 4:05
  2. "The Christmas Song" (Mel Tormé, Robert Wells) – 3:19
  3. "Hey Santa" (Douglas, Lorenzo) – 1:55
  4. "This Christmas" (Donny Hathaway, Nadine McKinnor) – 2:59
  5. "Sharing Christmas" (Douglas, Lorenzo) – 4:14
  6. "Silent Night" (F. Gruber, J. Mohr) – 2:13
  7. "Joy to the World" (Lowell Mason, Isaac Watts) – 1:56
  8. "Winter Wonderland" (Felix Bernard, Dick Smith) – 2:16
  9. "Time of Year" (Douglas, Lorenzo, D. McGhee) – 4:50
  10. "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" (Traditional) – 1:35


  • Ashanti – vocals
  • Producers: Irv Gotti, Demi McGhee, Chink Santana
  • Executive producers: Ashanti Douglas, Irv Gotti
  • Engineer: Milwaukee Buck
  • Mixing: Duro, Irv Gotti
  • Mastering: Tom Coyne
  • A&R: Chris G.O.T.T.I., Darcell Lawrence, Patrick "Plain Pat" Reynolds, Errol "Eezie" Vaughan Jr.
  • A&R assistance: Fred Moore, Todd "Shortma" Simms
  • Recording director: Tony Vanias
  • Instrumentation: Demi McGhee
  • Assistant: Terry "Murda Mac" Herbert
  • Marketing: Daniel Cooper, Deidre Graham
  • Creative director: Rick Patrick
  • Art direction: Andy West
  • Cover photo: Daniela Federici
  • Inlay photography: Graham Kuhm


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2004 The Billboard 200 160
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 43