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Frank Sinatra: The Best Christmas Songs by an Artist

Let's take a look at Frank Sinatra's greatest Christmas hits...

A compilation of Frank Sinatra's top Christmas hits!

Frank Sinatra and Christmas have been going hand in hand for a long time! We can say that in the West the name of the legendary performer has already become synonymous with winter holidays! Sinatra managed to combine uplifting lyrics and celebratory melodies, and thus create the brightest conceptual pattern (which, by the way, many singers have since followed)! During his career, he released more than one album of Christmas songs, which greatly complicates the task of selecting the best of them ... It is worth adding that for more than half a century, Frank Sinatra's Christmas hits still define the winter holidays! So: today we have collected the best Sinatra Christmas tunes that you have probably heard at least once in your life! Happy listening...

"A Baby Just Like You"

Released as a holiday single in the mid-70s, this song is a narrative ballad with a message of love and world peace...

The track was co-written by famous American singer-songwriter John Denver and Joe Henry (later a famous producer) for his adopted son.

The heavy string arrangement of Sinatra's version was done by Don Costa, who also produced this version.

"The First Noel"

When listening to this famous Christmas carol, an inexplicable feeling of gravity arises ... In many ways - it is due to the unusually mesmerizing sound of the strings of Gordon Jenkins ...

"I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day"

This American Christmas carol promoting world peace was based on an 1863 poem called "Christmas Bells" by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

"The Bells Of Christmas"

The 16th-century English folk song "Greensleeves" served as the melodic inspiration for "The Bells Of Christmas", whose lyrics were written for it by renowned masters Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Kahn. On his recording, Sinatra shares the mic with his children Nancy and Frank Jr...

The track was included on the 1968 album Reprise...

Silent Night

The history of this sad Austrian song dates back to 1818, when it was composed by Franz Gruber and Josef Mohr: but they didn't live to reap the financial benefits of Bing Crosby hitting the US Top 10 with it in 1935! Sinatra recorded his version as a Christmas single in 1945, and the song later appeared on his album A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra...

"An Old Fashioned Christmas"

And this is a thoughtful interpretation of a nostalgic song by Sammy Kahn and Jimmy Van Heusen...

The Christmas Waltz

Sinatra has made a spectacular interpretation of an unsung gem written by renowned musical masters Jules Styne and Sammy Kahn. The arranger/conductor here is Sinatra's longtime musical ally, Nelson Riddle…

"Whatever Happened To Christmas"

Written by "this guy Jimmy Webb," as Sinatra liked to call the rising young songwriter of the '60s, this song became a true Christmas single...

The brilliant arrangement with an angelic choir was created by a famous orchestrator named Don Costa, who often collaborated with Sinatra in the 70s.

"Christmas Memories"

Framed by lush strings and a choir, this 1975 single, which was written by the famous songwriting duo Alan and Marilyn Bergman, was arranged and produced by the already mentioned Don Costa ...

"The Little Drummer Boy"

The song "The Little Drummer Boy" became famous in the 50s thanks to the versions of The Trapp Family and The Harry Simeone Chorale. Sinatra recorded his version with Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians, who were also on the singer's 1964 album...

"White Christmas"

Another beautiful Christmas song recorded by Sinatra in 1944...

"Winter Wonderland"

Recorded for radio broadcast in 1949, Sinatra's version of "Winter Wonderland" was not made available to the public until 1994, when it appeared on the extended CD Christmas Songs By Frank Sinatra.

There are also some introductory words from Sinatra, who brings the song to life with his vibrant delivery, showing that he can put soul and commitment into even the lightest material...

Mistletoe And Holly

Pizzicato opens with a cheerful Christmas song that Sinatra co-wrote with Doc Stanford and Hank Sanicola. The holiday anthem was recorded in July 1957 and released as a single on Capitol later that year...

"I'll Be Home For Christmas"

We hear the bell toll in the intro to a slow and slightly dark version of Sinatra. This song was written by the songwriting duo Kim Gannon and Walter Kent who wanted to draw public attention to the plight of soldiers serving overseas during the holiday season.

"I'll Be Home For Christmas" was first recorded by Bing Crosby in 1943, but Sinatra makes the song his own with a subtle delivery: poignant but also hopeful...

"I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm"

Although it never directly mentions Christmas, this song by Irving Berlin does mention snow, which certainly gives it a wintry Christmas feel... Sinatra recorded this as the closing song for his album Ring-A-Ding-Ding!, arranged by Johnny Mandel...

"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"

It can be said that Sinatra gave the widely publicized and hugely popular Christmas hit of 1934 new life (and new popularity!)

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"

New York trumpeter Axel Stordal, who was Sinatra's favorite arranger in the late 40s and early 50s, charted this upbeat version of the Sammy Kahn and Jules Styne hit, written in July 1945 during a heat wave in Los Angeles. Angeles. Sinatra recorded the song five years later, releasing it as a Christmas single...

Warm backing vocals by The Swanson Quartet.

"Jingle Bells"

This merry Christmas classic by New England songwriter James Pierpont was exactly 100 years old when Sinatra recorded it as the opening track to his 1957 holiday album…

"The Christmas Song"

A remarkable 1957 Sinatra's delightfully restrained recording, on which the Ralph Brewster singers provide soft backing vocals...

"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

The song, written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blanc, was first performed by Judy Garland for the film Meet Me in St. Louis. Sinatra first covered it in 1948, singing the song in a Bing Crosby-style resonant chant, but nine years later he recorded what is considered his final take on the song.

Soft shimmering strings and an unobtrusive choir provide a gentle accompaniment…

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