Editors’ Notes If you couldn’t get enough of The Jackson 5 Christmas Album, here's a reissue of the 1970 Motown classic containing well-known holiday favorites and non-traditional carols, as well as ten bonus tracks. “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” opens sounding more 5th Dimension than Jackson 5 with its soft-rock trappings, but as soon as the upbeat coda kicks in, there’s no mistaking that Christmas can be as funky as you want it to be — especially on that hip-shaking remake of “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” where a young Michael sings with the enthralled excitement of a kid young enough to believe in old St. Nick. After the endearing version of “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” ends, more magic begins with a spoken seasons greeting from a pre-teen Michael before the romantic “Little Christmas Tree” (a song pulled from the 1973 compilation A Motown Christmas) plays with Michael’s voice up front again. “Up On The House Top” gets tastefully remixed — or rather, re-edited — by DJ Spinna to include a funkier breakdown. “Give Love On Christmas Day” is the proverbial star on the tree.

SONG
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
1
5:18
 
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
2
2:24
 
The Christmas Song
3
2:52
 
Up On the House Top
4
3:12
 
Frosty the Snowman
5
2:40
 
Little Drummer Boy
6
3:16
 
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
7
2:32
 
Christmas Won't Be the Same This Year
8
2:30
 
Give Love On Christmas Day
9
3:02
 
Someday At Christmas
10
2:45
 
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
11
3:02
 
Season's Greetings from Michael Jackson
12
0:09
 
Little Christmas Tree
13
3:37
 
Season's Greetings from Tito Jackson
14
0:06
 
Up On the House Top (DJ Spinna Re-Edit)
15
4:59
 
Season's Greetings from Jackie Jackson
16
0:07
 
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Stripped Mix)
17
3:04
 
Season's Greetings from Jermaine Jackson
18
0:07
 
Someday At Christmas (Stripped Mix)
19
2:44
 
Give Love On Christmas Day (Group A Cappella Version)
20
3:34
 
J5 Christmas Medley
21
3:59