Soul legend Diana Ross loves to celebrate Christmas surrounded by her huge extended family. The former Motown superstar traveled to New York City with her large brood in November to attend the 92nd Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Ross was accompanied by her 5 children: Tracee Ellis Ross, Chudney Ross, Ronda Ross, Evan Ross, and Ross Arne and five grandchildren.

Ross, 74, insisted her family’s tree decorating party is the best holiday bash in Hollywood. The former Supremes singer said her kids and their families come together and sing Christmas carols as they decorate her Christmas tree.

“There are so many things I love about the holiday season,” Diana writes in the liner notes for her new Christmas music collection, Wonderful Christmas Time.

“Decorating the tree with the family, the lights, the mistletoe, having family and friends and lots of kids around with the sound of their laughter and the feeling of joy and fun. it’s a happy, happy time.”

Ross’ Christmas collection features holiday classics like Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmas Time,” Stevie Wonder’s “Overjoyed”, “Silent Night,” and a new take on Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s “What The World Needs Now.”

Some of the songs were originally recorded in 1994. Ross was accompanied on five of the songs by the London Symphony Orchestra.

The CD packaging includes liner notes by Miss Ross and cover artwork specially commissioned by her.

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