12 Nights of Christmas Album

Artist(s): R. Kelly

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Tracklist

My Wish for Christmas

length: 2:03

My wish for Christmas, that family’s OK
My wish for Christmas, that the whole world is safe
My wish for Christmas, that love conquers hate
This is my Christmas wish for the holidays

My wish for Christmas, the homeless finds a home
My wish for Christmas, that we all just get along
My Christmas wish is the joy conquers pain
This is my Christmas wish for the holidays

My Christmas wish is someone to give a care
My Christmas wish is that Heaven answers prayers
‘Cause I never needed anything like I need the world to change
This is my Christmas wish for the holidays

I never needed anything like I need the world to change
This is my Christmas wish for the holidays
Yeah

Snowman

length: 3:53

[Verse 1]
From the opposite side of the window pane
I see family and friends
All alone in the cold, freezing rain
Is how I feel within

I'm comin' on somebody
Wish I had somebody
To bring me peace, love and shelter
She's gotta be someone
Who really needs someone
And this he really needs a her

[Chorus]
I'm just a snowman, lookin' for a snow girl
Someone who can share my snow world
I'm just a snowman, lookin' for a snow girl
And I want you to be my girl

[Verse 2]
As the snow is slowly falling down
My thoughts are burning within (Oh, how I need)
Oh how I need a snow angel around
A faithful lover and friend

Oh, comin' on somebody
Wish I had somebody
To bring me peace, love and shelter
She's gotta be someone
Who really needs someone
And this he really needs a her

[Chorus]
I'm just a snowman, lookin' for a snow girl
Someone who can share my snow world
I'm just a snowman, lookin' for a snow girl
And I want you to be my girl

[scatting]

[Bridge]
Someone tell Santa Claus
That I'm out here in this cold, yeah
And I need a present that can keep me warm, warm

[Chorus]
I'm just a snowman, lookin' for a snow girl
Someone who to share my snow world
I'm just a snowman, lookin' for a snow girl
And I want you to be my girl

I'm just a snowman, lookin' for a snow girl
(I really, really need somebody to share my snow world
To keep each other warm at night, so give me your love)
I'm just a snowman, lookin' for a snow girl
And I want you to be my girl

I'm just a snowman, lookin' for a snow girl
(Really need you, Christmas, really need you
Really, really, really need you)
I'm just a snowman, lookin' for a snow girl…

Home for Christmas

length: 3:18
Baby, this Christmas
My gift to you will be me

So far away, it's been too long
Seems like a billion days since I've been gone
All my thoughts and prayers askin' of you
Well guess what, baby: I've got some good news

I had a talk with my boss
I took some time off

I'm comin' home for Christmas
I'm comin' home for Christmas (baby, baby)
I'm comin' home for Christmas (be ready, be ready now)
I'm comin' home for Christmas (and I'll be bearin' the gift of love)

Oh workin' baby, day and night
I hardly ever get to spend quality time
I can't take it, no, your love I miss it
And I'll be seein' ya soon because I got myself a ticket

I had a talk with my boss
I took some time off

I'm comin' home for Christmas
I'm comin' home for Christmas (baby, baby)
I'm comin' home for Christmas (be ready, be ready now)
I'm comin' home for Christmas (and I'll be bearin' the gift of love)

Won't let another minute, hour, day go by
Or spend another second, girl, without you by my side
I refuse to spend this Christmas
Said I refuse to spend this Christmas
Without my baby by my side
Surprise, surprise

I'm comin' home for Christmas
I'm comin' home for Christmas (straight home to you, baby, baby)
I'm comin' home for Christmas (so have your arms open for me)
And I'll be carrying the gift of love (and I'll be bringin' this lovin' home to you)

Walk in the door, you standin' there
Make love to you everywhere
I'm so excited I'm comin' home for Christmas
(Christmas, yeah, Christmas, yeah)

Mrs. Santa Claus

length: 4:48

Mrs. Santa Claus
There will be no work for me tonight (There will be no work)
‘Cause I'm gonna spend this time to get into you
Mrs. Santa Claus
This year will be the year I make holiday love to you for Christmas
And you won't regret it, you won't forget it
Baby, just let me
Ooo girl, just let me unwrap you
See, your body will be my gift tonight, Mrs. Santa
And I promise that we'll deck all the halls
With shadows of you and me on the walls

Mrs., Mrs., Mrs. Santa Claus
There will be no work for me tonight, no baby
Except for you and me, baby, making love, making love

Everything that we do on this night
I will make sure, baby, that I make you feel alright
Decorate your body with my body, baby
Tonight is a private Christmas Party
Gonna lay you down and fill your stockings up
Oh baby, my darling
Seasons greetings
So glad to be taking off of work for you
And there's no kids, no family tonight
It's just you and me, baby
And I just wanna give you all this love
Darlin', baby, come open your gift
Come on and open your gift

Please, Mrs. Santa
Mrs., Mrs. Santa, Mrs. Santa, Mrs. Santa
Would you be my gift tonight?
I just wanna unwrap you baby
Mrs. Santa, oh
There will be no work for me tonight, girl
Mrs. Santa
Oh, Merry Christmas

I'm Sending You My Love for Christmas

length: 4:39

[Verse 1]
I never really believed in a Santa
And thought that all the fairytales were fake
And all these stories about love
And the moon and stars above
I would tell all of my friends it's just a phase
A silly phase
I used to think that joy was just a rumor
And happiness was all too much the same
Since the day that I found you
All of these things became true
Now dreams and all these things I can do
Merry Christmas, baby

Sorry I could not be there with you
But I pray everything is OK
I want you to know that I’m missing you
And my heart is with you though I'm far away
So tell me, how's the dog, house, family and friends?
I want you to let ‘em all know that I wish 'em well
And I promise I'll be coming home real soon
But while I'm gone just keep checking your mail

[Chorus]
‘Cause I'm sending a lifetime of kisses
A world full of chocolate covered wishes
Sending you a letter full of hearts
Vowing that we will never part
Sending you the strength when times get tough
And just be on the lookout for my trust
‘Cause I'm sending my love for Christmas

[Verse 2]
Out of the window the snow is coming down
And it only makes me miss you more and more, more
So many memories of us all around the tree
And Grandpa would bring the presents through the door
And you and I, we done fooled the kids to fall asleep
So that we can grab us drinks and toast to what we have
Though reading this letter is tough
Just know I really miss you much
So think of me when you're putting the lights up
‘Cause, baby…

[Chorus]
I'm sending a lifetime of kisses
A world full of chocolate covered wishes
Sending you a letter full of hearts
Vowing that we will never part
Sending you the strength when times get tough
Just be on the lookout for my trust
Baby, ‘cause I'm sending my love for Christmas

[Bridge]
Baby, and every word that I wrote
Is a word closer to home
So I just want you to hold on
‘Cause it won't be long
For as long as I live
Your heart will be my greatest gift
This is your Christmas letter
Baby, from your Santa
Be on the lookout

[Chorus]
I'm sending a lifetime of kisses
A world full of chocolate covered wishes
Sending you a letter full of hearts
Vowing that we will never part
Sending you the strength when times get tough
And just be on the lookout for my trust
‘Cause I'm sending my love for Christmas

I'm sending a lifetime of kisses
A world full of chocolate covered wishes
Sending you a letter full of hearts
Vowing that we will never part
Sending you the strength when times get tough
And just be on the lookout for my trust
‘Cause I'm sending my love for Christmas

‘Cause I’m sending my love for Christmas
‘Cause I’m sending my love for Christmas

Letters

length: 2:52

[Verse 1]
Winter's come, break out the Christmas Tree
I'm so overjoyed hearing the sleigh bells ring
The atmosphere is full of love, listening to the children play
Loved ones reaching out to see if loved ones OK, yeah

[Chorus]
Letters, Letters, Letters
Sending you a letter full of love
Letters, Letters, Letters
Sending you a letter full of kisses
Letters, Letters, Letters
Sending you a letter full of hugs, yeah
Letters, Letters, Letters
Sending you a letter full of misses

[Verse 2]
All of the friends and family come bearing gifts
Hear the choir singing songs, everyone's full of cheer
Putting up all the lights gonna be so much fun
And everyone's reaching out to their loved ones
I'm talkin' 'bout…

[Chorus]
Letters, Letters, Letters
Sending you a letter full of love, love
Letters, Letters, Letters
Sending you a letter full of kisses, baby girl
Letters, Letters, Letters
Sending you a letter full of hugs, yeah yeah
Letters, Letters, Letters
Sending you a letter full of misses

[Bridge]
Christmas is all about coming together
We need to make Christmas last forever
So run and tell somebody to help somebody
That's looking for love
Wish that I could send the world letters

[Chorus]
Letters, Letters, Letters
Sending you a letter full of love
Letters, Letters, Letters
Sending you a letter full of kisses, yeah
Letters, Letters, Letters
Sending you a letter full of hugs
Letters, Letters, Letters
Sending you a letter full of misses

Once Upon a Time

length: 2:05

[Verse 1: R. Kelly]
There was a family filled with cheer and lots of glee
And that special night they couldn't wait to light the Christmas tree
And throughout the town, they'd gather 'round to hear the choir sing
Once upon a time
I reminisce all the things we'd wish Santa would bring
Stockings on the fireplace and bells ringing
Outside we'd go play in the snow make angel wings
Once upon a time
Fireplaces, noels, cozy nights, and fairy tales
Peace amongst family
Yes, we'd laugh a lot, have photo ops, candy canes, and lemon drops
Seasons greetings
We'd throw snowballs, we'd laugh, we'd fall, we'd build snowmen
Once upon a time
They who didn't have much we'd share some love throughout the year
Once upon a time
Once upon a time
Once upon a time
So remember this, grown-up or kids, never forget
Your once upon a time

The Greatest Gift

length: 3:46
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If you got the Christmas Spirit then sing this
I want to make love for Christmas

We don't have to contemplate girl
Cause we know what we're here for
We don't need to talk about it baby
Just come on in and close the door girl
This holiday makes it a time for giving
So let's lay down and let me express my feelings

When it comes down to the holidays make no mistake I know that
Your lovin' is the greatest gift
Christmas Trees and all these things are very dear to me girl but
Your lovin' is the greatest gift
Oh I love writing letters, decorating, taking toasts and celebrating, girl but your
Your lovin' is the greatest gift
So let's unwrap tonight
Your lovin' is the greatest gift
Make love until the morning light girl
Your lovin' is the greatest gift

This holiday was made for giving
So open up and let me get into your lovin' through the night girl

I promise on this Christmas Night
I'll take good care of you
Who needs a fantasy?
When I'm lyin' here with my dream come true
This holiday was meant for givin' girl
So give me your love baby tonight

When it comes down to the holidays make no mistake I know that
Your lovin' is the greatest gift
Christmas Trees and all these things are very dear to me girl but
Your lovin' is the greatest gift ever
Oh I love writing letters, decorating, taking toasts and celebrating, girl but your
Your lovin' is the greatest gift
We can open all the presents but
Your lovin' is the greatest gift
Cause baby nothing compares to your love
Your lovin' is the greatest gift
Where would Christmas be, tell me baby
Your lovin' is the greatest gift
Without you here with me
Your lovin' is the greatest gift
Nothing can compare baby
Your lovin' is the greatest gift
To the joy you bring to me baby
Your lovin' is the greatest gift

It's Christmas Day

length: 4:02

[Verse 1]
If I could give Santa my wish list
Every single day would be Christmas
I’d send the whole world from me a box of peace, yeah
And if there were one thing I could stop
It would be the breaking of hearts
Then the world would sing in perfect harmony

[Chorus]
Hello, good morning, everyone
Mothers, daughters, fathers, sons
It’s about to be a joyous one
It’s Christmas Day, yeah
I’m so excited to open gifts
The spirit of Christmas, no denying it
And all the world is filled with cheer
‘Cause it’s Christmas Day, yeah

[Verse 2]
If I could decorate the perfect tree
Only would hang the love of you and me
Put it on display for the whole world to see, oh baby
Taking pictures for memory’s sake
Cuddle you by the fireplace
Then bring joy to the love that we both made, oh

[Chorus]
Hello, good morning, everyone
(Good morning, yeah)
Mothers, daughters, fathers, sons
It’s about to be a joyous one
It’s Christmas Day, yeah
(And I’m so excited, yeah)
I’m so excited to open gifts
(Open my gifts, yeah)
The spirit of Christmas, no denying it
(No denying it)
And all the world is filled with cheer
‘Cause it’s Christmas Day, yeah

[Bridge]
Oh, the whole world gather around to see what
Happens when you spread the spirit of love
You get peace, you get joy, happiness and all
WORLD, this is your wake-up call

[Chorus]
Hello, good morning, everyone
(Good morning, everyone, yeah)
Mothers, daughters, fathers, sons
It’s about to be a joyous one
It’s Christmas Day, yeah
(And I’m so excited)
I’m so excited to open gifts
(To open all my gifts)
The spirit of Christmas, no denying it
(And the whole world, yeah)
And all the world is filled with cheer
‘Cause it’s Christmas Day, yeah
(Oh my)

Christmas Lovin'

length: 4:59

[Verse 1]
The phone stopped ringin'
And the door stopped knockin', yeah
Said there's no noise makin', well
Everybody's gone shoppin', yeah
That leaves you and me, girl
Finally some privacy

[Chorus]
What about some Christmas lovin' baby?
What about some Christmas lovin' baby?
Said it's just you and me
Good lovin' by the Christmas Tree, well well

[Bridge]
Now, listen baby, I don't have to have
A box of presents givin' to me, oh no baby, well
See all those gifts and things are fine
But that ain't what I need

[Chorus]
Tell me, what about some Christmas lovin' baby?
What about some Christmas lovin' baby?
Said it's just you and me baby
Sweet lovin' by the Christmas Tree

[Verse 2]
I took off early from work
And I turned all friends away, yeah
Said I've got nowhere to be, hey, yeah
Just you and me baby for the rest of the day
I'm staring at the mistletoe
Come on in and close the door

[Chorus]
What about some Christmas lovin' baby?
Tell me, tell me, tell me
What about some Christmas lovin' baby?
Said it's just you and me in this room, ow, girl
Good lovin' by the Christmas Tree, well well

[Bridge]
Said I need you to listen girl
I don't have to have
A box of presents givin' to me, no baby, well
See all those gifts and things are fine
But that ain't what I need
Said it ain't what I need

[Chorus]
What about some Christmas lovin' baby?
Tell me, tell me, tell me
What about some Christmas lovin' baby?
Said it's just you and me, get it baby
Sweet lovin' by the Christmas Tree
I’m talkin' ‘bout some good, good lovin' baby
What about it?
Talkin' bout sweet lovin' baby, yeah
What about it? What about it?
Talkin' bout makin' some Christmas love
What about it? What about it?
See, I don't want no presents, baby
What about it? What about it?
All I want is you, baby
What about it? What about it?
By the Christmas Tree, baby
What about it? What about it?
By the Christmas Tree, hey, hey, hey, hey
What about it? What about it?
By the Christmas Tree
What about it? What about it?

Flyin' on My Sleigh

length: 3:25

Ooh baby, come on baby
Come on with me, baby

[Verse 1]
Tonight we'll both be flyin'
Grab a hold, let me take you to heaven
Makin' love on a bed of clouds
Take you up with me baby
And we're never comin' down
And I'm gonna fill your stocking with sweet things
‘Tis the season, girl, for eternity
Ooh baby, come with me

[Chorus]
We'll be glidin'
We'll be floatin'
Flyin' on my sleigh, baby
We'll be touchin'
We'll be kissin'
As we're flyin' on my sleigh, baby

[Verse 2]
Ooh, take my hand
From this room I can take you to Christmas Land
I wanna give you all of your gifts, baby
And we don't need a tree, all we need is you and me
And I'm gonna fill your stocking with sweet things
‘Tis the season, girl, for eternity
Ooh baby, won't you come with me

[Chorus]
We'll be glidin'
We'll be floatin'
As we're flyin' on my sleigh, baby
We'll be touchin'
We'll be kissin'
As we're flyin' on my sleigh, baby

[Bridge]
Jingle Bells all the way
Take it to the top, baby don't you stop
Lost in this Christmas groove
And the greatest Christmas gift is you

[Chorus]
I wanna take you glidin'
We'll be floatin'
As we're flyin' on my sleigh, baby
We'll be touchin'
We'll be kissin'
As we're flyin' on my sleigh, baby

We'll be glidin'
We'll be floatin'
Flyin' on my sleigh, baby
We'll be touchin'
We'll be kissin'
Flyin' on my sleigh, baby

We'll be glidin'
We'll be floatin'
Flying on my sleigh, baby
We'll be touchin'…

12 Nights of Christmas

length: 3:43

[Verse 1]
Come inside, the world is cold
I’ll cuddle you and love you slow
Open arms waiting for you
Girl, just call and I'm there for you
Oh, what I've got planned tonight
You and I scheduled to fly
So let love take us right off from this room

You look like you could use a friend
Refuse to let loneliness win
No way
Girl, it’s Christmas for Christ's sake

[Chorus]
Would you like to spend
12 Nights of Christmas with me?
Tell me, baby, now
Would you like to spend
12 Nights of Christmas with me?

[Verse 2]
We'll take a trip around the world
I'd make one wish and you'd be my girl
I believe in Christmas magic, baby, yeah
Look into each other's eyes
Discover Christmas paradise
Just let me take your body away tonight

You look like you could use a friend
Refuse to let loneliness win
No way
It’s Christmas for Christ's sake

[Chorus]
Would you like to spend
12 Nights of Christmas with me?
Tell me, girl
Would you like to spend
12 Nights of Christmas with me?
Girl

[Bridge]
Tonight I'm gonna put the world under your Christmas Tree, girl
And the greatest gift of all, girl, is you here lying next to me, girl
Would you baby? (Repeat 7X)

Tell me would you like

[Chorus]
Would you like to spend
12 Nights of Christmas with me?
Baby, tell me, would you like, girl
Would you like to spend
12 Nights of Christmas with me?
Just come go with me, girl
Would you like to spend
12 Nights of Christmas with me?
I can take you there, baby
Would you like to spend
12 Nights of Christmas with me?
If you wanna go, just reach out to me, baby
Would you like to spend
12 Nights of Christmas with me?
Would you like to spend
12 Nights of Christmas with me?