Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas (1960)

Reason for Listening:
#141 on the Billboard 200 (Week of 20231223).
Last Week: 190 | Peak: 95 | Weeks on Chart: 8

Released 1960.
12 songs. 34:00. Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas (1960)
12 + 6 songs. 34:00 + 18:14. Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas (Expanded Edition) (2002)
First listen. Expanded Edition.

Songs in bold are the bonus tracks on the expanded edition.
3: "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?"; "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer"; "Frosty the Snowman";
2: "Jingle Bells"; "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"; "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"; "Sleigh Ride"; "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"; "Winter Wonderland"; "White Christmas"; "The Christmas Song" (Alternate Take); "White Christmas" (Alternate Take);
1: "The Christmas Song"; "Medley: We Three Kings of Orient Are/O Little Town of Bethlehem"; "Christmas Island";
0: "Good Morning Blues"; "The Secret of Christmas"; "Frosty the Snowman" (Alternate Take);

I'd say that although no particular song stands out, the entire album is a solid listen. I like the shorter feel of the first twelve tracks (original release). I feel like the extra six tracks of the expanded edition don't appeal to me.

Overall Rating (original): 5.0/5
Overall Rating (expanded edition): 4.6/5
Favorite Song: "Frosty the Snowman"

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