- Released: October 23, 1995
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: MCA Special Products
- 1.Christmas Here With You
- 2.White Christmas
- 3.The Christmas Song
- 4.Away In A Manger
- 5.This Christmas
- 6.Silent Night
- 7.Little Drummer Boy
- 8.Christmas Delight
- 9.Merry Christmas Baby
- 10.Merry Christmas To You
- 11.Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
- 12.'Twas The Night Before Christmas
Personnel includes: The Four Tops, Aretha Franklin (vocals); Gerald Jensen (guitar); Emmanuelle Boisvert, John Hughes, Geoffrey Applegate (violin); Hart Holman, Alexander Mishivaevski (viola); Marcy Chanteaux, John Thurman (cello); Stephen Molina, Rick Robinson (bass violin); Pat Terry-Ross (harp); Erv Monroe, Jeffrey Zook (flute); Doug Cornelson (clarinet); Donald Baker (oboe); Lenny F. Price (soprano saxophone); Tim Gordon (alto saxophone); Harry Miedema, Wally West (tenor saxophone); Doug Henry (baritone saxophone); Peter Radd (piano); George Rountree, Jr. (keyboards, synthesizer, programming); Jack Dryden (acoustic bass); Rochon Westmoreland (electric bass); Benjamin F. Corbett, Jr. (drums).
Producers: Lawrence Payton, Levi Stubbs Jr., Abdul Fakir, Obie Benson, Ronnie McNair.
Recorded at Vanguard Studio, Oak Park, Michigan; United Sound Studio, Detroit, Michigan; Sonsong Studio, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Personnel: The Four Tops (vocals); Aretha Franklin (vocals); Gerald Jensen (guitar); Rochon Westmoreland (electric guitar, electric bass, bass guitar); Pat Terry (harp); Rick Robinson (violin, bass violin); Emmanuelle Boisvert, Lenore Sjoberg, Stephen Molina, Bruce Smith , Marguerite Deslippe, Geoffrey Applegate , Margaret Tundo, Adam Stepniewski, Linda Smith, Robert Murphy , John Hughes (violin); James Vanvalkenberg, Glenn Mellow, Hart Hollman, Alexander Mishivaevski (viola); John Thurman, Mario DiFiore, John Thuman, Marcy Chanteaux (cello); Ervin Monroe, Jeffrey Zook (flute); Doug Cornelson (clarinet); Don Baker (oboe); Lenny Price (soprano saxophone); Tim Gordon (alto saxophone); Harry Miedema, Wally West (tenor saxophone); Doug Henry (baritone saxophone); Ray Alexander, Bill Boyd, Rusty Smith (trumpet); Marcus Belgrane, Marcus Wagner (flugelhorn); Mark Abbott, Bryan Kennedy, Corbin Wagner, Brian Kennedy (French horn); John Driver , Chris Buckholz (trombone); Peter Radd (piano, grand piano); George Rountree, Jr., George Roundtree (keyboards, synthesizer, programming); Jack Dryden (upright bass); Benjamin F. Corbett, Jr. (drums); Sam Tundo (percussion); The Ridgeway Sisters (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Craig Burbidge; Mike Jacopelli; Michael Iacopelli; Rob Chiarelli.
Recording information: Las Vegas, NV; Sonsong studio, Las Vegas, NE; Sonsongs Recording Studios, Las Vegas, NV; United Sound Studio, Detroit, M K Crossing; United Sound Systems, Inc., Detroit, MI; Vanguard Recording Complex, Oak Park, MI; VanGuard Studio, Oak Park, MI.
Arrangers: Abdul Fakir; Ronnie McNair; George Rountree, Jr.; Lawrence Payton; Levi Stubbs; Paul Riser; The Four Tops.
This 1995 release, Christmas Here with You, marks the Four Tops' first Christmas album -- features classic holiday songs such as "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Away in a Manger," "Christmas Song," "Little Drummer Boy," "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," and "Merry Christmas, Baby." Aretha Franklin supplies vocals on two tracks -- "White Christmas" and "Silent Night" -- which just adds to this predictable but festive holiday release. ~ Gina Boldman