Frank Sinatra - Ultimate Christmas (2017)

Reason for Listening:
#43 on the Billboard 200 (Week of 20191207). Holiday album.
Last Week: 91 | Peak: 18 | Weeks on Chart: 16.

Released 20171006.
20 songs. 60:36. Ultimate Christmas (2017)
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First listen.
This cover of "The Christmas Song" is good, but I think I like Nat King Cole more.
I have since listened to the album about three to four more times from beginning to end. I have not had the opportunity to complete the song ratings until this evening. During which time, I bumped up the ratings for a couple of songs.
I think Frank Sinatra's version "I'll Be Home For Christmas" is too slow for me.
I don't like this version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas." It lacks the rhythm of the original and the number of parts sung makes it sound sloppy.

4: "Jingle Bells";
3: "White Christmas"; "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)"; "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas";
2: "Mistletoe And Holly"; "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town";
1: "The First Noel"; "I'll Be Home For Christmas (If Only In My Dreams)"; "The Little Drummer Boy"; "The Bells Of Christmas (Greensleeves)" (*);
0: "The Christmas Waltz"; "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear"; "An Old Fashioned Christmas"; "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day"; "Whatever Happened To Christmas" (with The Jimmy Joyce Singers); "The Twelve Days of Christmas" (*); "I Wouldn't Trade Christmas" (*); "A Baby Just Like You"; "Silent Night";
*with Frank Sinatra Jr., Nancy Sinatra, Christina Sinatra, and The Jimmy Joyce Singers

Having heard some of Frank Sinatra's songs in the past, my expectations for this album were high. Unfortunately, I didn't find myself particularly interested for the lesser known and/or original songs.

Overall Rating: 3.0/5
Favorite Song: "Jingle Bells"

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