- Released: December 20, 1990
- Originally Released: 1990
- Label: Sony Legacy
Rolling Stone - 12/11/03, p.128Ranked #142
in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "Hands down, the best holiday album in the history of pop music."
Mojo (Publisher) - 1/03, p.89
"Still the greatest Christmas stocking filler..."
This was remastered by Phil Spector.
Personnel: Darlene Love, Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans (vocals); Irv Rubins, Bill Pittman , Nino Tempo, Tommy Tedesco , Barney Kessel, Bill Pitman (guitar); Johnny Vidor Strings (strings); Roy Caton, Teenage Steve Douglas, Steve Douglas , Jay Migliori, Lou Blackburn (horns); Don Randi, Al Delroy, Al DeLory, Leon Russell (piano); Hal Blaine (drums); Frank Kapp, Frank Capp, Jack Nitzsche, Sonny Bono (percussion).
Liner Note Authors: Jim Bessman; Phil Spector.
Recording information: Gold Star Recording Studio (1963).
Photographer: Ray Avery.
Arranger: Phil Spector.
This album has grown in stature over the years and has been reissued countless times. If you have to own a record to play half a dozen times during the festive season, then this is the one and only. Featuring the amazing Spector production together with Darlene Love, The Crystals, The Ronettes, Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans, even Leon Russell on piano and Sonny Bono on percussion, this is another timeless record that is unlikely ever to be surpassed as the greatest Christmas compilation of all time.