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Songs by Smokey Robinson, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder Featured on "Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas" Soundtrack

Image courtesy of Motown Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Motown Records (via ABC News Radio)

Memorable holiday tunes by a variety of well-known artists, including some Motown legends, highlight the soundtrack to the upcoming holiday film Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas .  The 13-track record, titled Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas Album , will arrive in stores on November 25 and will feature previously released songs by Stevie Wonder , Smokey Robinson & the Miracles , The Jackson 5 and James Brown , as well as by a number of contemporary acts.

The album includes the 1967 Wonder track "What Christmas Means to Me," Robinson & the Miracles' rendition of "Jingle Bells," The Jackson 5's version of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" and Brown's funky 1968 holiday offering "Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto."  Other artists featured on the album include Mariah Carey , Kelly Rowland , Ashanti , Brian McKnight and Boyz II Men .

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas is the latest installment of the series of comedy flicks written, directed and starring Perry and focusing on the feisty grandmother character he created, Mabel "Madea" Simmons.  The movie hits theaters throughout the U.S. on December 13.

Here is the full track list of Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas Album :

"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" -- Jackson 5
"What Christmas Means to Me" -- Stevie Wonder
"Oh Santa!" -- Mariah Carey
"You're Mine" -- Jeremih
"Jingle Bells" -- Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
"Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto" -- James Brown
"A Five Pound Box of Money" -- Pearl Bailey
"Doo Wop Christmas (That's What Christmas Is All About)" -- KEM
"Favorite Thing" -- Kevin Ross (previously unreleased)
"Wonderful Christmastime" -- Kelly Rowland
"Sleigh Ride" -- Mprynt (previously unreleased)
"Winter Wonderland" -- Ashanti
"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" -- Boyz II Men & Brian McKnight

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