Various Artists - A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector (1963)

Reason for Listening:
#50 on the Billboard 200 (Week of 20191207). Holiday album.
Last Week: - | Peak: 12 | Weeks on Chart: 5.

Interestingly, this album first made it to the Billboard 200 in 2018 (despite first being released in 1963).

Released 19631122.
13 songs. 34:12. A Christmas Gift for You from Philles Records (1963)
13 songs. 34:12. Phil Spector's Christmas Album (1972)
13 songs. 34:12. A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector (1987)

First listen.

Legend: DL=Darlene Love, TR=The Ronettes, BBS=Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans, TC=The Crystals
3: "Winter Wonderland" (DL); "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" (DL);
2: "Frosty the Snowman" (TR); "Sleigh Ride" (TR); "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" (TR); "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (TC); "Here Comes Santa Claus" (BBS);
1: "White Christmas" (DL); "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (TC);
0: "The Bells of St. Mary" (BBS); "A Marshmallow World" (DL); "Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers" (TC);
-1: Silent Night (Phil Spector, BBS, DL, TC, TR)

I didn't specifically recognize any of the songs on this album. With that being said, it was a decent album.

Choosing a favorite song from the album wasn't easy, because I had a hard time choosing between "Winter Wonderland" and "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)."

Overall Rating: 3.6/5
Favorite Song: "Winter Wonderland" by Darlene Love
Second Favorite Song: "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" by Darlene Love

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