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Give Love On Christmas Day

Year: 1970

Written By: Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Christine Perren, Alphonzo Mizell and Deke Richards

Motown Records was first where 'Give Love on Christmas Day' was recorded. 'Give Love on Christmas Day' is a Christmas song which came from probably the most famous musical family in the world, The Jackson 5. The Jackson 5 was an extremely successful family quintet led by Michael Jackson. This Christmas classic was written by the label's song writing-producing team, who were known as The Corporation (this team consisted of Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Christine Perren, Alphonzo Mizell and Deke Richards). The recording of this Christmas song was intended to be featured on one of The Jackson 5's album; the album was called The Jackson 5 Christmas Album.

This Christmas album by The Jackson 5 was released in 1970.This song was extremely popular when released. 'Give Love on Christmas Day' was first released in the Philippines and when released, it was released as a single. It was not until 1986 that 'Give Love on Christmas Day' was released as a CD single in the United States. This Christmas classic was released as CD single at the same time as the release of the first CD version of The Jackson 5 Christmas Album.

The team that wrote this Jackson 5 hit, who were known as The Corporation, had beforehand also written many songs for this highly successful pop group and so the success of this song was another example of a brilliant display from The Corporation. Example of hits, which The Corporation had written for the Jackson 5 are; 'I Want You Back', 'ABC' and 'The Love You Save'.

Both 'Give Love on Christmas Day' and the Jackson 5 album it appeared on, The Jackson 5 Christmas Album, received very positive reviews. An example of this can be seen in the magazine Ebony (this was a popular magazine which was African-American orientated), in this magazine, journalist Lynn Norment reviews Michaels Jackson's vocals for both 'Give Love on Christmas Day' and also the rest of the album. The conclusion Lynn Norment came to in her review was to describe Michael Jackson's vocals as 'angelic'. Billboard also reviewed the festive album, and in particular said that both 'Give Love On Christmas Day' and another song off the album, 'Someday at Christmas', were 'potent numbers'.

This seasonal track has been covered on numerous occasions, by artists such as; The Temptations and Faith Evans.

 

Give Love On Christmas Day Lyrics

People making lists, buying special gifts,
Taking time to be kind to one and all
It's the time of year when good friends are here
And you wish you could give more
Than just presents from a store

Why don't you give love on Christmas day (Christmas day)
Oh even the man who has everything
Would be so happy if you would bring
Him love on Christmas day (Christmas day)
No greater gift is there than love

People you don't know smile and nod hello
Everywhere there's an air of Christmas joy
It's that once a year, when the world's sincere
And you'd like to find a way
To show the things that words can't say

Why don't you give love on Christmas day (Christmas day)
The man on the street and the couple upstairs
All need know there's someone who cares
Give love on Christmas day (Christmas day)
No greater gift is there than love
What the world needs is love
Yes, the world needs your love

Why don't you give love on Christmas day (Christmas Day)
Oh every little child on Santa's knees
Has room for your love underneath his tree
Give love on Christmas day (Christmas day)
No greater gift is there than love
What the world needs is love
Yes the world needs your love

Give love on Christmas day (Christmas day) ...
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