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Digitally remastered and released in 1987, this Christmas album, arranged and directed by Gordon Jenkins, is one of the very best musical celebrations of the holiday season (even if Sinatra is not your favorite singer). Throughout, his sounds are accompanied and enhanced by the Ralph Brewster Singers, whose unusually sweet voices and wonderful soprano high notes add warmth and holiday cheer as they echo Sinatra, provide choral variations between stanzas, and sometimes even harmonize with him.
Six modern Christmas songs begins the CD, including a swingy "Jingle Bells" ("I love those J-I-N-G-L-E Bells"), Mel Torme's "Christmas Song," and a song Sinatra has made his own, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." He follows these with six traditional carols. In "The First Noel," the Ralph Brewster Singers' large chorus sings behind him, featuring fine harmonies, expression, and counterpoint. Sinatra, with his trademark phrasing and sure sense of tempo, slightly changes some of the traditional lyrics on this song so that he escapes the standard phrasing and the lyrics flow more gracefully, something he also does on "Little Town of Bethlehem," resulting in new appreciation of the words and meanings.
Two bonus tracks, both directed by Nelson Riddle, include Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" and Sinatra's original 1954 recording of "Christmas Waltz," which gets a different tempo from the Jenkins arrangement, which is also presented on the CD. With style and panache, leavened with holiday emotion, Sinatra, the Ralph Brewster Singers, and Gordon Jenkins present Christmas favorites, many of which (like "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas") have become forever identified with Frank Sinatra. If I could have only one Christmas CD, this one would be high on the list of choices. Mary Whipple
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on 2 December 2009
This is a digital remastering of the Capitol Records 1957 release. Stan Getz recommended this after the original release.
Beware other colour sleeves may not be digitally remastered. The red sleeve version is the one to have.
This Sinatra CD has it all. Choirs of Angels look after Frank Sinatra now.
Merry Christmas Frank and thank you.
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Digitally remastered and released in 1987, this Christmas album, arranged and directed by Gordon Jenkins, is one of the very best musical celebrations of the holiday season (even if Sinatra is not your favorite singer). Throughout, his sounds are accompanied and enhanced by the Ralph Brewster Singers, whose unusually sweet voices and wonderful soprano high notes add warmth and holiday cheer as they echo Sinatra, provide choral variations between stanzas, and sometimes even harmonize with him.
Six modern Christmas songs begins the CD, including a swingy "Jingle Bells" ("I love those J-I-N-G-L-E Bells"), Mel Torme's "Christmas Song," and a song Sinatra has made his own, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." He follows these with six traditional carols. In "The First Noel," the Ralph Brewster Singers' large chorus sings behind him, featuring fine harmonies, expression, and counterpoint. Sinatra, with his trademark phrasing and sure sense of tempo, slightly changes some of the traditional lyrics on this song so that he escapes the standard phrasing and the lyrics flow more gracefully, something he also does on "Little Town of Bethlehem," resulting in new appreciation of the words and meanings.
Two bonus tracks, both directed by Nelson Riddle, include Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" and Sinatra's original 1954 recording of "Christmas Waltz," which gets a different tempo from the Jenkins arrangement, which is also presented on the CD. With style and panache, leavened with holiday emotion, Sinatra, the Ralph Brewster Singers, and Gordon Jenkins present Christmas favorites, many of which (like "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas") have become forever identified with Frank Sinatra. If I could have only one Christmas CD, this one would be high on the list of choices. Mary Whipple
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on 17 January 2013
The CD is fine but the cover is different to the one displayed here, not the original cover but the red one.
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on 4 September 2013
This is one of the 16 or albums that Frank recorded with Capitol. Nelson arrangements are weaker this time. But the songs are all very beautiful. They are the classic Anglo Christmas Songbook. Very nice to hear at that time so nostalgic.

Este es uno de los 16 albúmenes que Frank Grabó con Capitol. Los arreglos de Nelson son los mas débiles de esta época. Pero las canciones son todas muy bellas. Son los clásicos navideños del cancionero anglosajón. Muy bonito para escuchar en esa época tan nostálgica.
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on 5 January 2013
I have a number of Frank's Christmas CDs but, after reading the Amazon reviews of this one, I decided to buy it - and I was not disappointed. It just flows on and on from one magical song to another. Festive cheer to play again and again. Some very high quality renditions here. Strongly recommended.
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on 25 December 2012
Nothing better than listening to Frank Sinatra croon his Christmas songs over the holidays.
Some people might find me strange, but I can listen to the whole CD straight through without having to mix in other songs for variety.
Happy Christmas!
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on 9 January 2016
Fascinating combination of Christmas pop and Sinatra take on traditional carols.
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on 16 December 2015
greats songs great singer.
Fantastic christmas cd
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Digitally remastered and released again in 2007, this Christmas album, arranged and directed by Gordon Jenkins, is one of the very best musical celebrations of the holiday season. Throughout, Sinatra's sounds are accompanied and enhanced by the Ralph Brewster Singers, whose unusually sweet voices and wonderful soprano high notes add warmth and holiday cheer as they echo Sinatra, provide choral variations between stanzas, and sometimes even harmonize with him.

Six modern Christmas songs begins the CD, including a swingy "Jingle Bells" ("I love those J-I-N-G-L-E Bells"), Mel Torme's "Christmas Song," and a song Sinatra has made his own, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." He follows these with six traditional carols. In "The First Noel," the Ralph Brewster Singers' large chorus sings behind him, featuring fine harmonies, expression, and counterpoint. Sinatra, with his trademark phrasing and sure sense of tempo, slightly changes some of the traditional lyrics on this song so that he escapes the standard phrasing and the lyrics flow more gracefully, something he also does on "Little Town of Bethlehem," resulting in new appreciation of the words and meanings.

Two bonus tracks, both directed by Nelson Riddle, include Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" and Sinatra's original 1954 recording of "Christmas Waltz," which gets a different tempo from the Jenkins arrangement, which is also presented on the CD. With style and panache, leavened with holiday emotion, Sinatra, the Ralph Brewster Singers, and Gordon Jenkins present Christmas favorites, many of which (like "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas") have become forever identified with Frank Sinatra. If I could have only one Christmas CD, this one would be high on the list of choices. Mary Whipple
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