November 22, 1963
ABKCO Records
Pop/Rock, Christmas, Brill Building Pop, Girl Groups, Rock & Roll, Early Pop/Rock, Holidays

Album Review

Featuring Phil Spector's "Wall of Sound" in its prime and his early stable of artists, the Ronettes, Crystals, Darlene Love, and Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans, A Christmas Gift for You From Phil Spector stands as inarguably the greatest Christmas record of all time. Spector believed he could produce a record for the holidays that would capture not only the essence of the Christmas spirit, but also be a pop masterpiece that would stand against any work these artists had already done. He succeeded on every level, with all four groups/singers recording some of their most memorable performances. This is the Christmas album by which all later holiday releases had to be judged, and it has inspired a host of imitators.
Dennis MacDonald, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. White Christmas
  2. Frosty the Snowman
  3. The Bells of St. Mary
  4. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  5. Sleigh Ride
  6. Marshmallow World
  7. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  8. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  9. Winter Wonderland
  10. Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
  11. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
  12. Here Comes Santa Claus
  13. Silent Night