“The Christmas Song” Performed by The Temptations (1980)

December 14, 2009


Temptations Give Love at Christmas

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A week ago today  I shared with you the first rendition of the Temptations performing “The Christmas Song” featuring one of the few leads by Otis Williams.

Well today I would like to share with you the second version the group released that appeared on their second holiday collection a decade later in 1980.

This LP is truly a classic.  Other songs are repeated from the first Holiday LP,  but the greatest of any holiday song that the Temptations EVER sang (IMHO)  is on this set — “Silent Night.”   Now I  loved Eddie Kendricks’  lead on the 1970 “Silent Night”,  but the 1980 version is a classic that will be listened to for ages to come!

But back to “The Christmas Song” version 2 –  If you have been following OSML then you are aware that the Temptations often made second versions of their songs and always bested themselves. True to course this version has better vocals, better production values and just is a much better listen than the first!

What do you think?

Musically yours,

SonDan Holiday Green #02A805

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