The man dubbed "The Emperor of Easy" brought his warm, deceptively casual-sounding vibe to bear with more grace than ever before on this festive 1963 album. When he unfolds that honeyed baritone over this mix of traditional and pop holiday tunes, it's like a long draw on the warmest, sweetest mug of eggnog you've ever tasted. Whether Williams is creating a new Christmas standard with his infectiously jubilant "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" or tenderly touching on spiritual themes with "The First Noel," it's all exceedingly easy on the ears.
Happy Holiday / The Holiday Season
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire)
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
A Song and a Christmas Tree (The Twelve Days of Christmas)
Kay Thompson's Jingle Bells
The First Noël
O Holy Night
Away In a Manger
Sweet Little Jesus Boy
The Little Drummer Boy
Silent Night, Holy Night
12 SONGS, 33 MINUTES
OCTOBER 14, 1963
℗ ORIGINALLY RELEASED 1963 SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT INC.