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A Motown Christmas

Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin GayeAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (May 8, 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Motown
  • ASIN: B00000JPBZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,842 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soulful Set December 21, 2001
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!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Christmas Album Ever! November 9, 2001
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!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back in the Day Christmas November 29, 1999
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.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect CD for any Christmas music lover May 6, 1999
By A Customer
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.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best December 23, 2001
By A Customer
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!!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The only Christmas cd you'll ever need! November 27, 1999
Format:Audio CD
My mom used to play this magnificent cd when I was a kid. It was always my favorite, the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder the album cover, just the most colorful most wonderful christmas' would come after listening to this favorite. When I had kids I wanted it of course but I could not find it anywhere. Now 8 years after the birth of my son I finally find it. This christmas is going to be the best!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding and fun! November 10, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is one of my top three Christmas albums of all time- the other two being "Christmas with Mario Lanza" (featuring the voice of "the world's greatest tenor, Mario Lanza!") and "We Three Kings" by The Roches. I worked three Christmas seasons in retail music store and from the day after the Thanksgiving up until Christmas Eve I heard Christmas music by all kinds of artists in all genres every hour of every day. As a result I have been exposed to ALOT of Christmas music and I believe that "A Motown Christmas" is one of the best Christmas albums ever made.
This is such a fun and joyeous album. Virtually every song is terrific with my personal favorites being Miss Diana Ross and The Supremes' version of "My Favorite Things," Stevie Wonder's "What Christmas Means to Me" which was unfortunately used in an Old Navy commercial a few years ago, and all the Smokey Robinson songs. Of course, it's alway fun to hear young Michael Jackson alongside his brothers and remember how he was before he turned into the King of Weird. However, I think Miss Diana Ross' "Children's Christmas Song" to be the weakest song, but it's followed up by a pretty decent "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by the Jackson 5 featuring Jermaine on lead which ends by going into an early 70's style version of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas!" with the Jackson brothers wishing "everybody a Merry Christmas and a GROOVY New Year!"
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!
This CD is on repeat during the Christmas season. I put it on while I'm decorating my tree or when I'm driving and I just have a wonderful time listening to great music!!! Read more
Published 2 months ago by A. Adams
5.0 out of 5 stars love this c.d.
this is the second time i purchased this c.d ! my family wore out the first one! a family tradition!
Published 7 months ago by Patricia Robledo
4.0 out of 5 stars buy now
wonderful Christmas songs soulful.all the song he will want to hear and Christmas time.I really enjoyed it.buy it now they can have it to enjoy with the family next Christmas
Published 7 months ago by kimberlay
4.0 out of 5 stars OK
Love Christmas music, start playing the day after Thanksgiving, usually anything from Motown is good, and I did not have this CD.
Published 8 months ago by Lessie R. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars good music
i'm a dj music is my hobbie i like to have a variety of music in my collection for all ocassions
Published 8 months ago by dwayne rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Classic music.. I've been listening to this album since I was a child. I can never get enough of you doing the holiday season. Great fine
Published 9 months ago by Bill Myers
5.0 out of 5 stars Good music
If you like Christmas music, you will love this cd. My wife drives me crazy at Christmas time by playing this non stop for weeks.
Published 11 months ago by Wayne L. Tlustos
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
This cd is bound to put you in the xmas mood! Hearing all the old school singers will lighten your mood! I definitely recommend it!
Published 12 months ago by elizabeth dieguez
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a family tradition!
My kids grew up with these songs for Christmas and I have the vinyl. However, I also wanted the CD, to make it easier to share with others!
Published 14 months ago by Genevieve C.
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