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A Motown Christmas Compilation

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (Oct. 19 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Compilation
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B00000JPBZ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #36,726 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
2. What Christmas Means To Me
3. Rudolph The Red–Nosed Reindeer
4. My Favorite Things
5. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
6. Ave Maria
7. Silent Night
8. Little Christmas Tree
9. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
10. The Christmas Song
11. Joy To The World
12. The Little Drummer Boy
13. Silver Bells
14. Someday At Christmas
15. Frosty The Snowman
16. Jingle Bells
17. My Christmas Tree
18. White Christmas
19. One Little Christmas Tree
20. Give Love On Christmas Day
See all 24 tracks on this disc

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Includes What Chrismas Means to Me Stevie Wonder; My Fovorite Things Diana Ross and the Supremes; Santa Claus Is Coming to Town Jackson 5, and more.


Since caroling is all about harmony and spirit, it's not surprising that Motown's superb array of vocal groups would take to holiday song so perfectly. This generous 25-song helping of Christmas cheer puts the spotlight on fan favorites like the Temptations (who deliver a handful of honey-sweet performances, highlighted by "Silent Night"), Diana Ross & the Supremes (who really soar on "Joy to the World"), and then-adolescent phenoms the Jackson 5 (led by Michael, who turns in a playful performance of "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"). Interspersed between the traditional songs are some hit-and-miss originals, most performed by Stevie Wonder. --David Sprague --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I have this on vinyl but of course the vinyl was not maintained properly. So I figured I might as well pick up the CD as well. Oldie but a goodie.
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This album is everything anyone needs for soulful Christmas! It has all the traditional songs, but with the kick of Motown. It wouldn't be Christmas without the Jackson 5, Diana Ross, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, and many more.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa42e7e40) out of 5 stars 75 reviews
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xab8aa9d8) out of 5 stars Soulful Set Dec 21 2001
By Jim Bagley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
One of my favorite Christmas CDs. I got the two album set over 20 years ago. Now they've added a Marvin Gaye bonus track. Too bad they didn't include his uptempo "Purple Snowflakes" as well.
What I like best about this CD is its variety of musical styles. Stevie Wonder shines on a couple of originals that are now Christmas standards: the thought provoking Someday At Christmas and the festive What Christmas Means To Me. Everyone's favorite Jehovah's Witnesses, The Jackson 5, (who didn't celebrate Christmas but apparently recorded whatever Motown asked them to) add youthful exhuberance with Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Frosty The Snowman, and I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. The Temptations show off their versatility, their tracks among the strongest cuts, be they fun (Rudolph) or poignant (My Christmas Tree, Silent Night). The Supremes' stuff is okay. Their best Christmas tune, the haunting Born Of Mary, isn't on this set. Their take on The Children's Song though will have you ding-donging for days. BY the way: all the kids mentioned in this song belong to Diana's main squeeze at the time, Berry Gordy.
My favorite Motown Christmas recording is one nobody ever talks about: The Miracles' It's Christmas Time. A truly magnificent, goosebump creating, retelling of the Nativity. One of Smokey's greatest vocal performances ever, this recording could convert an atheist!
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xab8aade0) out of 5 stars Best Christmas Album Ever! Nov. 9 2001
By Elle Belle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I'm biased, but I can remember this record (and I mean record, large black discs, look like giant black CDs) being played from the day after Thanksgiving until January 1st. We had the double record set, so it was like two hours of continuous Christmas style jammin' a la Motown. I can remember cutting a rug in the kitchen to Stevie singing "What Christmas Means To Me," and singing off-key with my mother to the Jackson 5 (who were ironically Jehovah Witnesses back then) belting out about how "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town." My favorite were Stevie's "One Little Christmas Tree" and Michael singing "All Alone On Christmas," as I grew older. The only song I didn't get when I was little was "My Favorite Things" by Diana Ross, but eventually I would grow to love every song on this album. And you just can't beat the Temptations singing "Frosty the Snowman" and "Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer." Everyone just sounds like they're having so much fun. Whether they all enjoyed recording this album or not, there so much love and joy felt through every song, even the slow ones, you can't help but smile and do the bump with your sisters. It's not Christmas if I don't hear this album. I've been searching for one that has all of the original tracks on the original two-album set, so if anyone knows where I can get a copy in a good condition (other than jacking my mother's set) please, hook a sister up!
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xab8aae58) out of 5 stars Back in the Day Christmas Nov. 29 1999
By A Big Fan of This Album - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
My first recollection of this album was in the 70's, when I was about 5 or 6 years old. It was introduced to me by my parents, and I'm glad it was. I grew up listening to this ablum year after year. Once I was married and separated from my family at the holidays, I was unable to hear the music; Christmas wasn't the same then. About 4 years ago, I found the album in cassette. Last year, I was lucky enough to find a CD, and bought two. I'm carrying on my parent's tradition by introducing the wonderful sounds of Mowtown to my children. Christmas wouldn't be the same without it.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xab8ab204) out of 5 stars A perfect CD for any Christmas music lover May 6 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
A Motown Christmas is a staple of my collection. I spent many Christmases as a kid listening to it. As an adult, I appreciate it even more. It features all of Motown's artists doing respectful interpretations of classics with that Motown flair ("Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" by the Temptations, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and "White Christmas" by Diana Ross & the Supremes). It also features original Christmas songs which have become popular on many R & B stations. If I had to keep 10 CD's, this would be one.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is simply the BEST Christmas album ever produced. Steve Wonder's "Some Day at Christmastime" is unforgettable. It is a song that I first heard 30 years ago, and can not get out of my head. If you like the original Motown sound, it does not get better than this. Enjoy!!