Editors’ Notes This set from early in his career finds Sinatra in classic form. Gordon Jenkins' arrangements and The Ralph Brewster Singers' vocal accompaniment privilege pep, so Sinatra creates just the right amount of tension by hanging back a bit. He indulges in coolly strolling phrasing during “Jingle Bells,” and he puts some sly humor into “Mistletoe and Holly.” Elsewhere, it’s a blast to hear Sinatra train his vibrato on swing-free readings of carols; his stirring performance on “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” also thrills.

SONG
Jingle Bells
1
1:59
 
The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)
2
3:27
 
Mistletoe and Holly
3
2:16
 
I'll Be Home for Christmas (If Only In My Dreams)
4
3:09
 
The Christmas Waltz
5
3:01
 
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
6
3:26
 
The First Noël
7
2:41
 
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
8
2:21
 
O Little Town of Bethlehem
9
2:03
 
Adeste Fideles
10
2:31
 
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
11
2:49
 
Silent Night
12
2:26
 
White Christmas
13
2:34
 
The Christmas Waltz
14
2:59
 
Christmas Seals Public Service Announcement
15
0:28
 

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