The song is an ode to everybody to "give love on Christmas" because "no greater gift is better than love." The song became an oft-covered song in decades to come, re-recorded by The Temptations and by the kid band that follow the J5's footsteps, New Edition, for their 1985 Christmas album. It was given another overhaul by one of its other members, R&B singer Johnny Gill, in 1990 for an all-star Motown Christmas album. R&B group BlackGirl in 1994 and R&B singer Faith Evans has also covered the song live during a Christmas telecast in 2001.
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