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]
- "I Wouldn't Trade Christmas" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 2:55
- "It's Such a Lonely Time of Year" (Chip Taylor) – 4:38
- "Some Children See Him" (Wihla Hutson, Alfred Burt) – 2:59
- "O Bambino (One Cold and Blessed Winter)" (Remo Capra, Tony Velona) – 2:59
- "The Bells of Christmas (Greensleeves)" (Traditional, ad. Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:41
- "Whatever Happened to Christmas?" (Jimmy Webb) – 3:05
- "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) – 2:35
- "Kids" (Benny Davis) – 3:01
- "The Christmas Waltz" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) – 3:12
- "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."
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."
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.
Personnel[edit | edit source]
|Ed Thrasher||Art Direction, Photography|