Give Love at Christmas

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Give Love at Christmas
Studio album (Christmas) by The Temptations
Released August 14, 1980
Recorded 1980
Genre Soul
Length 34:25
Label Gordy
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Give Love at Christmas is a 1980 Christmas album by The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label. Released on August 14, 1980. The group's second holiday release following 1970's The Temptations Christmas Card, it features each Temptation leading on various popular Christmas carols and original Christmas songs. The album includes versions of The Jackson 5's "Give Love on Christmas Day", "The Little Drummer Boy", "This Christmas", and "Silent Night", alongside originals written or co-written by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr. and Motown star and vice-president Smokey Robinson.

The Temptations' 1980 recording of "Silent Night" (punctuated by bass singer Melvin Franklin's sign-off of "Merry Christmas, from the Temptations!") became an enduring staple of rhythm and blues radio during the holiday season.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [2]

Track listing[edit]

Track list
1."Give Love on Christmas Day" (Berry Gordy Jr., Alphonso Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards)3:37
2."The Christmas Song" (Mel Tormé, Robert Wells)5:11
3."Love Comes With Christmas" (Alice Johnson, Marv Johnson)3:46
4."The Little Drummer Boy" (Katherine Kennicott Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone)4:14
5."This Christmas" (Donny Hathaway, Nadine McKinnor)4:26
6."Everything for Christmas" (Gordy, Teddy Randazzo)4:14
7."Christmas Everyday" (Smokey Robinson)2:53
8."Silent Night" (Franz Grüber, Joseph Mohr)6:06


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