All were in their early to late teens; check out the tight harmonies of the Jackson 5. You can hear the talent of Jermaine Jackson as he is replaced on this album as lead singer by a much more confident and savvy younger brother by the name of Michael. Yeah, THAT Michael Jackson! He takes each song and applies a signature sound that can be felt to this day in his music.
I still get a laugh at how Marlon and Michael needed to have their hair picked out on the album cover! And then I remember how tough it was for my parents to keep my afro right when I was a little boy.
One should also note because they were Jehovah Witnesses, the Jackson 5 did not celebrate Christmas! All of the songs are secular in nature with no religious overtones. None mention the birth of Jesus Christ... except for a veiled reference to bringing gifts in "The Little Drummer Boy."
The album appeared at Christmas time in plezWorld in 1970 and has been a fixture in my music rotation during Holidays for almost 40 years! I can put that album on right now to the listening pleasure of my wife, the seven-year old SugarPlum, and me. That's what I call timeless!
- "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Blane/Martin) – 5:19
- "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (Coots/Gillespie) – 2:24
- "The Christmas Song" (Torme/Wells) – 5:11
- "Up on the Housetop" – 3:16
- "Frosty the Snowman" (Nelson/Rollins) – 2:39
- "The Little Drummer Boy" (Davis/Onorati/Simeone) – 3:15
- "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (Marks) – 2:32
- "Christmas Won't Be the Same This Year" (Sawyer/Ware) – 2:31
- "Give Love on Christmas Day" (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards) – 2:44
- "Someday at Christmas" (Miller/Wells) – 2:44
- "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" (Connors) – 3:01
Enjoy a few selections that I found on YouTube:
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Jackson 5
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - Jackson 5
Frosty the Snowman - Jackson 5
Give Love On Christmas Day - Jackson 5
Christmas Won't Be The Same This Year - Jackson 5
Someday at Christmas - Jackson 5
Little Christmas Tree - Michael Jackson (solo)
This song is not on the "Jackson 5 Christmas Album"
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plez sez: Merry Christmas, Ya'll!