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4.0 out of 5 stars Frank is great, Dean is pretty good, but we need more Sammy, 4 Dec 2004
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Do not worry that you are going to be subjected to the sound of Peter Lawford singing Christmas songs, because "Christmas with the Rat Pack" leaves the singing to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr. The Chairman of the Board and Dino get eight tracks each, with Sammy only getting three, and then the trio sing the last two songs together and live. As you would expect, this is a Christmas album for those who are looking for something a bit stronger than eggnog when they are trimming the tree.
Martin gets to cover the hip seasonal songs, like "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," "Baby It's Cold Outside," and "Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!" while Frank does more of the religious songs, such as "The First Noel" and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing." All Sammy gets to sing is "Christmas Time All Over the World," "The Christmas Song," and "Jingle Bells." Martin gets to cover "Silver Bells," "White Christmas," and "Winter Wonderland," so he makes a strong showing on this album. Sinatra, as you would expect, shines most on songs that show his finely honed vocalization skills, such as "The Christmas Waltz," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," and "I'll Be Home for Christmas."
Obviously it would be nice if Sammy was thrown a few more crumbs, and you can argue the album would hang together better if they cut the couple of songs Martin sings that really sound like he is holding a martini in one hand. Fans will probably not care, but there are a few tracks that seem to run a bit more against the grain than some of the others, even though Martin milks them for all they are worth. The cover is an "Ocean's 11" inspired image that had the "11" with a couple of candy stripes and then a shot of the three kings of holiday singing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smooth Christmas, 24 Oct 2008
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R. A. Mansfield "bertieronbob" (Brighton) - See all my reviews
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In a vote for the best Christmas album, it's a toss up for me between this and Phil Spector's.

The voices of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin are perfect for Christmas songs. They sound all warm and homely, and you can almost imagine them standing in front of a log fire singing these.

Plus, the banter between Frank, Dean and Sammy is pretty entertaining and makes the songs stand out from the usual Christmas standards.

If you get it, you'll bring it out every year and it will put a smile on your face!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars auld lang syne, 8 Dec 2003
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M. harwood "basket man" (worthing, west sussex United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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christmas AS IT SHOULD BE SUNG. YOUNG OR OLD IT MUST APPEAL TO EVERYONE ALL THE CLASSICS THAT SEEM TO HAVE BEEN AROUND AS LONG AS CHRISTMAS ITS SELF BUT STILL FEEL FRESH AND WARMING. SHERRY OR ALCOPOP THIS IS TOP OF THE CROP. GO ON, HAVE ANOTHER MINCE PIE
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Christmas Album, 8 Jan 2006
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If you like these 3 superb performers and if you like Christmas music, you will absolutely love this album. I have been listening to this CD in my car for the last two months and I love it. Final verdict: You will not regret buying this great CD. Enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 26 Dec 2013
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This CD covered many of the old favourites of the 40's and fifties.... with 3 favourite singers. Just the ticket for Christmas.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas withe the rat pack, 6 Feb 2013
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Christmas with the Rat Pack.
Great and as expected. Ordered as a replacement for a lost one. Arrived on time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas is not the same without it, 21 Jan 2013
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I just love this cd. I listen to it every Christmas. I listen it at home, in the car, at work. It's a great cd with beautiful songs. I even ordered a couple extra copies and gave them as gifts.
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