Top 10 Christmas Soul-filled Songs!

Printworks has a special place in its heart for soul music, being the host venue for the Manchester Soul Festival for the last 5 years running. Only a global pandemic could stop soul fans from descending on the city for a day of nostalgia, friendship and soul. So, for Christmas this year the Manchester Soul Festival committee have decided to rank their top Christmas soul-filled tunes, a small consolation but some stellar records. Here we go…

The Temptations – Silent night (1980)

Brook Benton – Soul Santa (1971)

Otis Redding – Merry Christmas baby (1968)


Carla Thomas – gee whiz its Christmas (1963)

The Jackson 5 – Santa Claus is coming to town (1970)


Stevie Wonder – One little Christmas tree (1967)

Marvin Gaye – I want to come home for Christmas (1972)

The Supremes – Children’s Christmas Song (1965)

James Brown – Santa Claus goes straight to the ghetto (1968)

Luther Vandross – Every year, every Christmas (1995)

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