Boney M – Zion’s Daughter. Christmas Album is the sixth studio album by Boney M. It was recorded in the summer of 1981 and released on 23 November 1981. The album, which in certain territories was given the alternate title Christmas with Boney M., was issued just three weeks after the moderately successful Boonoonoonoos and had originally been planned as Liz Mitchell’s first solo album. After the lukewarm reception of Boonoonoonoos, plans were, however, changed, and it was instead released under the name Boney M. to strengthen the band’s declining commercial position.
The album includes the million-selling 1978 Christmas number one “Mary’s Boy Child/Oh My Lord” and it yielded two further single releases, “Little Drummer Boy” which turned out to be a Top 20 hit in Germany. A second single was released for Christmas 1982, “Zion’s Daughter” (with new member Reggie Tsiboe pictured on the cover), but failed to chart. “Feliz Navidad” was chosen as a single in Scandinavia, and Spain opted for “Jingle Bells“. Ariola (Spain) furthermore issued “White Christmas” in 1983. “Christmas Album” achieved Platinum sales in 1983.