Oh how I love this song. Love For Christmas by The Gems is #16 in my 25 Days of Christmas Songs.
The Gems was a Chicago-based group from the early 1960s and featured a very young Minnie Riperton. Minnie went on to have a number one hit with Lovin’ You in 1974. The Gems were on the Chess Records label, started by a couple of Polish immigrant brothers with the last name of Chess. Go figure. Love For Christmas was written by Raynard Miner, who also wrote the Jackie Wilson hit (You’re Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher.
All that said, Love For Christmas is a terrific holiday song.
You can buy the song on iTunes here.