Christmas is three months away, but Mary J. Blige gets a head star with a cover of Donny Hathaway’s holiday-classic “This Christmas.” Serving as the first release off MJB’s Christmas album A Mary Christmas, the Queen of R&B and Hip-Hop Soul adds her soulful touch sure to get listeners into the festive mode as the season changes.

Arriving October 15, the album will feature collaborations with Marc Anthony, Barbra Streisand, Jessie J, and more. Head to iTunes where you can pre-order the project and get a free download of “This Christmas.”

Start your holidays off early with “This Christmas” below….

New Music: Mary J. Blige – “This Christmas”

Spotted at Rap-Up

Previously: Mary J. Blige Announces First Christmas Album, ‘A Mary Christmas’