Temptations, The - Christmas Song Lyrics




Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
Jack Frost nipping at your nose,
Yuletide songs being sung by a choir,
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright.
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight.
They know that Santa's on his way,
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh.
And every mother's child will want to spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly.

And so I'm offering this simple phrase
For kids from one to ninety-two,
Although it's been said many times, many ways,
Merry Christmas to you.
They know that Santa's on his way





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Temptations, The Christmas Song Comments
  1. E C

    That damn Edwards can go my God!

  2. canvas Dotson

    This song is a classic.

  3. Isaiah Amos

    2019 still banging this every Christmas 💯

    Simon Jeffery

    Isaiah Amos me too! This song still works its magic on me!

  4. Richie Rich

    One of the rare times that Otis sang lead.

    Jason Savado

    Richie Rich No, Otis’ version, although nice, was on the 1970 album with Eddie’s version of Silent Night. Not taking anything from the often unappreciated and much maligned Otis Williams who not only started the group but sustained it during the rough times and kept the fellas together as much as he could. Although his voice was not as dynamic as the others, he has the backing voice that blended with the others that gave the group that angelic harmony!

    E C

    This is Dennis Edwards

  5. Sandra Riley

    I'll always love this device as a friend indeed

  6. Belinda Carter

    Grew up to this every year. When this album came out my mom bought it and it was in our Christmas rotation. Now it's in mine. RIP Mom and Happy Heavenly Holidays ❤️💓

  7. Deborah McCoy

    Sounds good with a different soulful spin to it, but it can’t touch the all time classic by the great Mr Nat King Cole.

  8. Nehru Sheow

    Just love to listen to the Temptations @ Christmas. That Baratone voice. Saw them in concert several times.

  9. Joycelyn

    October 2019 can’t wait had to hear me some Christmas songs .who else feels like this.i even went Christmas shopping.🌲🌲⛄️☃️

  10. joevonloser00

    It's September 22nd 2019, and im listening this classic! Miss you dad❤

  11. Janice Williams

    I love this song.... hard to deal with Christmas eve knowing my mom passed away on that day....... I love you momma missing you so much wish you were here

  12. Anman999

    I love The Temptations

  13. Elmer Jarmon

    The Best Christmas Music

  14. Elmer Jarmon

    No one in this world can touch the Temptations

  15. Tiffany Cabbagestalk

    Miss my mom/ grandma may they continue to R.I.H my 2 queens Christmas not Christmas with them not being here feeling sad😢

  16. volmage 68

    Merry Christmas ^018

  17. Barbara Williams

    2018 Merry Christmas, its Christmas Eve, go ahead and have a happy new years , 2019-FOREVER

  18. Anthony Davids

    This the best Christmas album for generations to come ,so I would like to say this in a most polite way to other artists please don't try to to think you can better this ,cos this is the group I've been listening to for the past 25yrs , Merry Christmas to you all

  19. Michael Grooms

    Sooooo awesome !!

  20. Jimmie Perryman

    This whole Christmas" album was fantastic' what a treasured. Classic,

  21. Raamon Newson

    This song is how I know it is Christmas time I have met them all including eddie I love this group

  22. LaTangie Pinkston

    Hearing this now at 23 reminds me of going to my great aunts house every summer as a child and every thanksgiving. She had all of their albums and played their respective ones during the seasons.
    Hopefully this year since she’s moved closer to home, we can put this on and it be like old times. ❤️

  23. Stephanie Johnson

    one of my favorite songs for the holidays i love the temptations i was raised up on all they music

  24. ChiLL

    Yoooo here in 2018 and hope everyone has a merry Christmas this year ‼️🙏🏾

  25. Chimere Parker

    I was born in 1980, the same year this album was made. My daddy was the biggest Temps fan. As a little girl, I would look at the album cover and just stare at how FINE Dennis Edwards was. I wanted to be the woman on that album cover. What a great album and such wonderful memories. R.I.P. you beautiful man. This is for Dennis Edwards and my daddy....May you R.I.P... From Detroit, With Love

  26. The1baddman

    Rest In Peace Dennis Edwards, Richard Street, and Melvin Franklin.

    Frank Bell

    Damon Harris Eddie Kendrick David ruffin

  27. DaRealCDJ

    Who said Otis was a bad singer

    Jason Savado

    DaRealCDJ This wasn’t Otis’ solo version, but his was just mellow

    E C

    This is Dennis Edwards

  28. Stephanie Johnson

    one of my favorite christmas song's

  29. Cashis King

    Brings back so many good memories....RIP grandma

    Mark Smith

    Steven Solomon STeven Solomon hey man i just wanted to wish you and your family a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS OK AND I HOPE4 THAT YOU LIKE THIS SONgok

    Shankia Williams

    I cry every time I hear this....don't even celebrate Christmas

  30. Lacie Westbrook

    So lit.

  31. Kimberly Coleman

    Now this brings back childhood memories miss you momma r.i.p.

  32. Isaiah Beckford

    I Love The Temptations - The Christmas Song ( Merry Christmas To You )!

  33. Hepburn Scott

    The intro, vocals, delivery, lyrics, the group, the musicians...all breathless, so exceptional!!

  34. Hepburn Scott

    far better than the original. far better!

  35. gee gee k

    many bottles of red ,good food ,family and the Temps at Xmas, Priceless.

  36. orocka

    The introduction is so jazzy

    Allen Collins

    I Love Jazzy Soul.

  37. orocka

    This is such a beautiful rendition!! It's so much better than the original.

  38. Ambee Ray

    feel sorry for anyone who didn't grow up on this.

    Veronica McLendon

    Temptation Christmas

    Jerry Johnson

    Amen. Blessings

    Allen Collins

    Guess What, I Listened To These Songs From 12-18 Years Old. And I Am 36 Years Old.

  39. demariojason

    oh man, I am a millennial and I remember my Dad would play this at Grannies when I was tiny; and this was played yesterday at my Cuzzies cookout from her graduation and I immediately thought I was like 6 or 7 again! I researched when this album came out. I wasn't any where near born, this just shows the timeless good qualities of this album. Wish our music was like this,....
    thanks for this upload.