A Christmas Time to Remember..
In October of 1970, the Jackson 5 released "The Jackson 5: Christmas Album" produced by Motown Productions. It was their fourth record in ten months for the Jackson 5, the group had been on a series of hit songs.
The album top the charts and still has done extremely well during the holiday seasons each year. The album includes such songs as "Frosty the Snowman", "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town", "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" and "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer".
In 2003, from "A Motown Christmas", Universal Motown re-released the Christmas album with "Little Christmas Tree".
In 2009, a remaster addition called the Ultimate Christmas Collection with messages, remixes and a Christmas medley, was released by Motown Productions with the Christmas cover you see above. Also, Merry Christmas Jackson 5 was released in 2009 by Motown Production.
In an interview in 2010, during winter after Michael Jackson had passed in June that summer; his brother Jackie Jackson who sang with his brothers on the Christmas album recalled it being one of his favorite albums, that Christmas is a special time for the family and Christmas was a holiday that Michael Jackson dearly loved.
pic from: The cover art copyright is believed to belong to the label, Universal/Motown, or the graphic artist. Source: hip-hop-n-more.com
Did You Know???
*Shortly after the Christmas album was released the Jackson 5 embarked on their first national tour.
*I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" and "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" done by the Jackson 5, remain frequent radio requests during the holiday seasons.
*The Jackson 5 Christmas album spent four weeks at the number one position on Billboard magazine's special Christmas Albums Chart that the magazine published in December 1970, making it the best-selling holiday album of that year.
*The Christmas album has sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide.
*The Jackson 5 graced the cover of JET Magazine for the December 24, 1970 issue.
*Michael Jackson's video hit single "Thriller" was released in Los Angeles, California on Dec 2, 1983.
New York, New York
Christmas In New York.....
1) Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
2) New York Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise
3) Rockefeller Center Ice Skating
4) Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular
5) Harlem Soul Food & Jazz Evening Tour
6) New York Dinner Cruise with Buffet
7) Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York
8) Time Square New Years Eve
We Love 3T's Top 10 Favorite Things....
1) Austin Brown's Highway 85 on iTunes. apple.com
2) Dealz's Blue Waters-Single on iTunes. apple.com
3)Taryll Jackson's song 4ever-Single on iTunes.apple.com
4) Yashi Brown's Black Daisy in a White Limousine: 77 Poems The Art of Life, Love & Family. (www.yashibrown.com)
5) Check Out and Download 2 of Tommy Parker's hits on SoundCloud today!! #Talk Love 1, #The Mix Prince Parker
6) HALO 3000mAh Portable Power Cube with Built-In Auto Wall (check QVC.com for more details)
7) Disney, Marrel or Nickelodeon iHome Rechargeable Speak(check QVC.com for more details)
8) Dealz's single That How I Feel (feat. Jackie Jackson and Jermaine Jackson)on iTunes. apple.com
9) Taryll Jackson's My Life Without You EP on iTunes. apple.com
10) Upcoming LaToya Jackson's album "You're Gonna Get Rocked" with bonus CD.
pic from: AustinBrown.com
Merry Christmas from We Love 3T!!
Source Information from: Michael Jackson: A Tribute to the King of Pop 1958-2009, Platinum Edition Collector's Vault, http://en.wikipedia.org.