The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas
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General information
Release date(s)
December 1968
July 24-December 12, 1968
Record Label
Sonny Burke
Product code
Track information
Total tracks
3½ / 5 [2]
Alternate cover art

The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas is a holiday-themed album by Frank Sinatra and his family, including Tina Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, and Frank Sinatra, Jr.. It is Sinatra's fifty-fourth studio album.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

  1. "I Wouldn't Trade Christmas" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 2:55
  2. "It's Such a Lonely Time of Year" (Chip Taylor) – 4:38
  3. "Some Children See Him" (Wihla Hutson, Alfred Burt) – 2:59
  4. "O Bambino (One Cold and Blessed Winter)" (Remo Capra, Tony Velona) – 2:59
  5. "The Bells of Christmas (Greensleeves)" (Traditional, ad. Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:41
  6. "Whatever Happened to Christmas?" (Jimmy Webb) – 3:05
  7. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) – 2:35
  8. "Kids" (Benny Davis) – 3:01
  9. "The Christmas Waltz" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) – 3:12
  10. "The Twelve Days of Christmas" (Traditional, ad. Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 4:26

Singles[edit | edit source]

One single was released for The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas and this single featured two tracks. The opening track to the album, "I Wouldn't Trade Christmas," and "Whatever Happened to Christmas."

In 1970, the song "Kids" was released with another Frank Sinatra/Nancy Sinatra duet, "Feelin' Kinda Sunday."[1]

Reception[edit | edit source]

Allmusic gave The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas a three and a half star review, claiming that the songs and arrangements were "quite slight and really dated." However, the album received a positive score for being a seasonal laugh for 1968 and "an enjoyable trifle, made all the more fun because it is a pop culture artifact."[2]

The album's first single, "Whatever Happened to Christmas," peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts of 1968. The album itself peaked all the way at #3 of the Billboard 200 charts of 1969.[3]

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Sonny Burke Producer
Hy Fujita Photography
Steve Hoffman Mastering
Marcia McGovern Pre-Production
Nelson Riddle Orchestration
Frank Sinatra Vocals
Tina Sinatra Performer
Ed Thrasher Art Direction, Photography
Jimmy Webb Composer

References[edit | edit source]

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