A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector (originally released as A Christmas Gift for You from Philles Records) is an album of Christmas songs, produced by Phil Spector, and originally released as Philles 45 in 1963. Spector treated a series of mostly secular Christmas standards to his "Wall of Sound" treatment, and the selections feature the vocal performances of Spector's regular artists during this period. The album peaked at number 13 on Billboard magazine's special, year-end, weekly Christmas Albums sales chart in December 1963.
The album was reissued by Apple Records in 1972, with different cover art—a photograph of Spector dressed as a heavily bearded Santa Claus, wearing a "Back to Mono" button—and retitled Phil Spector's Christmas Album. This version went to number 6 on Billboard's special Christmas Albums sales chart in December of that year, which was its highest chart ranking. It was also in 1972 that it made its debut on the UK charts. It would also re-chart in 1983 peaking at UK #19.
In 2003, the album was voted 142 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, maintaining the rating in a 2012 revised list. In 2017, it was ranked the 130th greatest album of the 1960s by Pitchfork. Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys has cited this album as his favorite of all time. The album was included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
Label: DOL DOS628HP
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Picture Disc, Reissue
Genre: Rock, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: Pop Rock
A1 White Christmas
A2 Frosty The Snowman
A3 The Bells Of St. Mary
A4 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
A5 Sleigh Ride
A6 Marshmallow World
B1 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
B2 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
B3 Winter Wonderland
B4 Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers
B5 Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
B6 Here Comes Santa Claus
B7 Silent Night