I actually only bought this CD this year. At first, I wasn't too sure about it, but now I love it. Frank Sinatra has one of my most favorite voices ever, so it was unlikely that this wouldn't grow on me. :) Out of the 18 songs, there are only about 3 that I don't like. One is this horribly cheesy Sinatra family version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" that begins: "On the first day of Christmas, we gave our loving dad: a most lovely lavender tie." Seriously. Have you ever giving your dad a lovely lavender tie? Anyway...I love "The Christmas Waltz" and all four of the Sinatra/Bing Crosby duets are lovely. I also love Sinatra's version of "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day." It's such a wonderful song, but I don't think it's very popular. Which is a shame, because the lyrics are great.
How can you not love this CD? Awesome jazzy music from the classic TV special. :) I love every bit of it. I need to get another Vince Guaraldi Trio CD so I can listen to their music during the whole year instead of just at Christmas!
Relient K is my favorite band. I usually don't like Christmas music by contemporary Christian artists or groups...it's just weird for me somehow. But I love this album. Everything from the redone, rock-styled classics, to the original RK songs, especially "I Celebrate the Day" and "I Hate Christmas Parties." It's Christmas with an obvious Relient K feel.
So I only own three songs from this EP (downloaded on MP3), but I've heard them all and they're great. I especially love "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Grown-Up Christmas List"-a song that I used to not like at all.
Of course, Bing Crosby is classic Christmas. I really haven't listened to this one much this year, though (he's amazing, but I prefer Sinatra). This CD has a bunch of great songs. And a few okay ones.
There are a few more Christmas songs that I love that I bought on MP3 download this year:
"White Christmas," by the Drifters