A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra is a Christmas album by American singer Frank Sinatra, originally released by Capitol Records in 1957. This was Sinatra's first full-length Christmas album. It features the Ralph Brewster Singers along with an orchestra conducted by Gordon Jenkins.
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"Released in 1957, the same year as Elvis Presley's hit Christmas album, Sinatra's first Christmas record is like a conservative op-ed in response to the King's subtly radical bumrush. It's the essence of Eisenhower's America, bottled and giftwrapped with a red and white bow on top. This was the fourth album Sinatra recorded in a very good year, and he sings like he has the universe effortlessly balanced on the brim of his hat. At times the arrangements and back-up singing get in the way. But when he taps the nostalgic tug of 'I'll Be Home For Christmas' and 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,' it's mistletoe magic." - Rolling Stone, The 25 Greatest Christmas Albums Of All Time
1. Jingle Bells
2. The Christmas Song
3. Mistletoe And Holly
4. I'll Be Home For Christmas
5. The Christmas Waltz
6. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
1. The First Noel
2. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
3. O Little Town of Bethlehem
4. Adeste Fidelis
5. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
6. Silent Night