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Motown Christmas
Various Artists
Motown Christmas
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Miscellaneous, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classical, Classic Rock
 
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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...  more

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Motown Christmas
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Motown
Original Release Date: 1/1/1994
Re-Release Date: 8/1/1992
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Miscellaneous, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classical, Classic Rock
Styles: Disco, Holiday, Vocal Pop, By Decade, 1960s, 1970s, Funk, Motown, Soul, Quiet Storm, Opera & Vocal, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 737463525626, 037463525641, 050109525614, 050109525645, 737463525640

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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

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CD Reviews

A perfect CD for any Christmas music lover
05/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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."
Outstanding and fun!
11/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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!""