Our First Christmas (Alexander O’Neal)
In 1987 Alexander O’Neal had the biggest chart year of his career with Hearsay. He released a remix version of that album late that same year then the following year came My Gift To You, his only Christmas album. Listening to Our First Christmas it’s immediately obvious who produced it – this is classic late 1980s Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Alter the lyrics and the track wouldn’t have been out of place on either an Alexander O’Neal or Cherelle album of the time. Our First Christmas was the second single released from the album and although not a hit at the time it remains a luxurious and cruelly underappreciated yuletide treat .
Fun fact: The B-side to this single was Remember Why (It’s Christmas), yet another Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis slice of heaven.
The theme for Bestest Song Club December 2015 is: Bestest Modern Christmas Songs.
Criteria: Song must have been recorded no earlier than 1980.