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5.0 out of 5 stars THE christmas album
Yes this has to be THE christmas album. Speaking as one who has bought every Crimbo disc ever made, Sinatra's essential recording has never dated on any of the tracks listed here. furthermore, this is the original listings album inclusive of one beautiful alternate take of Christmas waltz. If you ever ever get ONE christmas album to keep or give as a present this is the...
Published on 3 Dec 2000 by lynandlaurent@onmailco.uk

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1.0 out of 5 stars A Sorry Performance
I bought this album on the basis of favorable reviews on Amazon and a liking for Christmas music of this type, and was extremely disappointed. The entire album is lackluster; the arrangements are dull, the singing lacks conviction, the song selection is thoughtless. My husband, whose musical tastes are very different from my own, also thinks this album is terrible. We...
Published on 9 Dec 2002


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5.0 out of 5 stars THE christmas album, 3 Dec 2000
Yes this has to be THE christmas album. Speaking as one who has bought every Crimbo disc ever made, Sinatra's essential recording has never dated on any of the tracks listed here. furthermore, this is the original listings album inclusive of one beautiful alternate take of Christmas waltz. If you ever ever get ONE christmas album to keep or give as a present this is the one. It is neatly divided into 2 sections, the first one is consisting of classic american tunes such as Jingle bells (wonderfully jazzy little number) and The christmas waltz (with frank wishing you all a Merry Christmas at the end) and also, a number written by him Mistletoe and Holly which manages to be charming and as lovely as any of his classics such as Young at heart.... The second has a more "classical" feel with Little town o bethleem and others... Please do not hesitate in getting this, you won't be let down. And when you listen to ityou will know Xmas has finally arrived in your home....Highly, highly recommended
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4.0 out of 5 stars Oh... What wonderful memories...., 7 Nov 2000
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A lovely album ( abit like an old photo album...) Some of it is good, really really good, heart stopping and so well sung ( as only Sinatra could) and some of it may not have grown old as lovely as we wish it had !!!!! But it remains a great snapshot of Xmas and families, and snow, and misteletoe, and cookies baking in the kitchen, and wonderful musical aromas to excite our ears and nose..... This album will be played for many years to come if not by you, by your children when Sinatra becomes hip again... and he will.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you like Sinatra's songs, then you can't go wrong!, 25 Jan 2002
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ray.hughes@blueyonder.co.uk (Newcastle upon Tyne, England) - See all my reviews
If you like Sinatra or even if you don't, it is difficult not to enjoy this CD. this is Sinatra at his peak with the Big Band style backing. Not too smaltzy, his voice still has the cutting edge (in his later years his voice became perhaps TOO smooth). At the price this CD is a steal.
Ray Hughes
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's not Christmas without it!, 10 Jan 2012
This review is from: The Christmas Album (Audio CD)
The previous CD I had was left behind when we moved house, and I've had to get into the Christmas spirit without it for a couple of years. Now, I have managed to find the same CD, with the same soothing songs, and Christmas is saved forever. With all the classics, beautifully sung by Frank Sinatra. I love it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sinatra Christmas Album .... love it!, 3 Nov 2009
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J. D. Wilson (UK) - See all my reviews
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The orchestra directed by the wonderful Gordon Jenkins (those signature lush, quirky arrangements for the strings) mark this album out for me ... beautifully played, great musicianship .... recorded in early 60s (or late 50s??), the audio quality on my high spec hi-fi is very good indeed .... Sinatra does the business!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas CD, 15 Jan 2012
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Lovely festive treat, with a mix of Christmas classics as well as favourite carols, all sung in Frank's rich tones.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Christmas album for the quiet time aftet the tree is done, 8 Dec 2002
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My first thought when listening to "A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra" is that this was a Christmas album to listen to after you have finished trimming the tree, there is a nice fire in your fireplace, and you are sitting on the couch together and enjoying the moment. The "first side" of the album offers up songs that play to Sinatra's strengths as a master of phrasing a line in a song, such as "Christmas Song," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Christmas Waltz," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (editorial aside: songs written by and for the generation that fought World War II have a special meaning with regards to the idea of being away from loved ones for Christmas). The "second side" of the album does more traditional caroles and is where Sinatra loses some of his uniqueness as a singer (most clearly heard on "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" and "Adeste Fideles"). But there is always value in hearing any song done Sinatra's way, as he proves on "White Christmas" and "It Came upon a Midnight Clear." Needless to say, fans of Sinatra should already have this album in their collection. For others, this album offers perfect mood music for cuddling with the one you love on the couch after the tree is finished and the only illumination in the room are the lights on the tree and the flames in the fireplace.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift, 5 Jun 2014
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Bought for my daughter who is a big fan. She loved it. Can't wait until Christmas so we can blast out some proper Christmas music :D
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 8 Feb 2014
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Old Blue Eyes. I remember my mum and dad dancing and singing to these songs. Such lovely memories. I love listening to these old songs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album, 10 Jan 2014
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This is a great Christmas album and ranks as one the greatest all of time, alongside the one by Nat King Cole.
It's a pity that Sinatra was a bit of a nutter though. Still he made up for it with a great voice.
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