Featuring Phil Spector
's "Wall of Sound" in its prime and his early stable of artists, the Ronettes
, 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.