Great pop Christmas music classics by Barbra, Ella, Norah, F
Joanna Daneman | Middletown, DE USA | 12/25/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a real fan of Christmas music (except for some of the rock versions and the Chihuahua barking carol) and I have quite a collection. I added this CD to my playlist this year and I really like it. My favorite track here surprised me; it's Barbra Streisand "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and I am not normally a Barbra fan but I think I'm going to have to change my mind. Her beautiful, soaring voice turns this classing into a flaming torch song, warming anyone up on a snowy day.
Frank Sinatra's "Christmas Waltz" is another huge favorite of mine and it's here too. A great set of classics and I know we will be playing this a lot every year.
This CD could only have been improved by adding Eartha Kitt's "Santa Baby", which I feel somehow belongs on a CD of this kind. Sadly, it's not on this album, but through the miracle of mix tapes, I can play it along with this CD all I like with my MP3 player and pretend it's here too.
Here are the tracks:
1. Baby It's Cold Outside - Willie Nelson and Norah Jones
2. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town - Peggy Lee
3. Frosty the Snowman - Bing Crosby
4. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Barbra Streisand
5. Buon Natale (Merry Christmas to You) - Nat "King" Cole
6. White Christmas - Ella Fitzgerald
7. The Christmas Waltz - Frank Sinatra
8. My Favorite Things - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
9. Blue Christmas - Dean Martin
10. Little Saint Nick - The Beach Boys
11. Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
12. Winter Wonderland - Doris Day
13. I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day - Harry Belafonte
14. I'd Like You for Christmas - Julie London
15. Silent Night - Richard Hawley