Christmas Songs by Sinatra

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Christmas Songs by Frank Sinatra
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Releasedapprox 1948 (78 rpm and 10" Record release)
RecordedNovember 14, 1944 – November 5, 1950 (Compilation) New York City
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Christmas Songs by Sinatra is the name of the third studio album by the American singer Frank Sinatra. It was originally released in 1948 as a 78 rpm album set (C-167) and a 10" LP record featuring a collection of holiday songs. A compilation album was released in 1994 including the songs originally released on the 1948 album (three original takes; five previously unreleased alternate takes) along with Christmas songs from his years recording at Columbia records.

Track listing[edit]

1948 78rpm 4-disc (Columbia C-167)[edit]

Disc 1 (Columbia 38256)
  • A. "Silent Night" (HCO1526, 8/27/45)
  • B. "Adeste Fideles" (HCO1945, 8/8/46)
Disc 2 (Columbia 38257)
  • A. "White Christmas" (CO33811, 11/14/44)
  • B. "Jingle Bells" (HCO1947, 8/8/46)
Disc 3 (Columbia 38258)
  • A. "O Little Town of Bethlehem" (HCO3068, 12/28/47)
  • B. "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" (HCO3067, 12/28/47)
Disc 4 (Columbia 38259)
  • A. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (HCO2419, 6/26/47)
  • B. "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" (HCO3072, 12/28/47)

1948 10" LP record (Columbia CL-6019)[edit]

Side A
  1. "White Christmas"
  2. "Jingle Bells"
  3. "Silent Night"
  4. "Adeste Fideles"
Side B
  1. "O Little Town of Bethlehem"
  2. "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear"
  3. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
  4. "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town"

1994 compilation album: CD / Track listing[edit]

  1. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) – 3:25
  2. "Silent Night" (Josef Mohr, Franz X. Gruber) – 3:19
  3. "Adeste Fideles (O, Come All Ye Faithful)" (Frederick Oakeley, John Francis Wade) – 2:38
  4. "Jingle Bells" (James Pierpont) – 2:37
  5. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) – 2:36
  6. "Christmas Dreaming (A Little Early This Year)" (Irving Gordon, Lester Lee) – 3:01
  7. "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" (Edmund Sears, Richard Storrs Willis) – 3:34
  8. "O Little Town of Bethlehem" (Phillips Brooks, Lewis Redner) – 3:07
  9. "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) – 2:36
  10. "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) – 2:38
  11. Introduction by General Reynolds, Chief of Special Services – 0:57
  12. Medley: "O, Little Town of Bethlehem"/"Joy to the World"/"White Christmas" (Brooks, Redner)/(Isaac Watts, Lowell Mason)/(Berlin) – 5:18
  13. "Ave Maria" (Franz Schubert) – 3:31
  14. "Winter Wonderland" (Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith) – 2:06
  15. "The Lord's Prayer" (Albert Hay Malotte) – 3:36


  • Frank Sinatra – Vocals
  • Axel Stordahl – Arranger, Conductor
  • NEW YORK MUSICIANS – 1944: Julius Brand, Fred Buldrini, Sid Harris, L. Kanter, Murray Kellner, Bernard Kundell, William Lockwood, Arthur Loesserman, Harold Micklin, Seymour Miroff, Gene Orloff, Raoul Polikian (violins), Morris Kahn, Sol Paeff, Sol Rumberg (violas), E. Gara, George Polikian, Avron Twerdowsky (celli), Ruth Hill (harp), Arthur Baker, Henry Ross (alto saxophones/clarinets), Harold Feldman (tenor saxophone/flute/clarinet/piccolo/oboe/cor anglais), Bernard Kaufman (tenor saxophone/flute/clarinet/bass clarinet), Peter Pumiglio (clarinet/alto and baritone saxophones), Carl Poole, Sammy Shapiro, Red Solomon (trumpets), John D'Agostino, Anthony Russo, Charles Small (trombones), Karl Chlupse (French horn), Billy Rowland (piano), Matty Golizio (guitar), Ward Lay (bass), Johnny Blowers (drums)
  • LOS ANGELES MUSICIANS – 1945 TO 1947: Victor Arno, Alex Beller, Harry Bluestone, Werner Callies, Walter Edelstein, Peter Ellis, Sam Freed, David Frisina, Gerald Joyce, George Kast, Sol Kindler, Morris King, Samuel Levine, Dan Lube, Sam Middleman, Anthony Perrotti, Nick Pisani, Mischa Russell, Felix Slatkin, Marshall Sosson, Olcott Vail, Gerald Vinci (violins), Allan Harshman, William Hymanson, Maurice Perlmutter, Paul Robyn, Stanley Spiegelman, Dave Sterkin, Gary White (violas), Cy Bernard, Fred Goerner, Nicholas Ochi-Albi, John Sewell (celli), May Cambern, Lauretta McFarland (harps), Heinie Beau (alto saxophone/clarinet), Fred Dornbach (alto saxophone/clarinet), Jack Dumont (tenor saxophone/clarinet), Manny Gershman (alto and baritone saxophones/clarinet), Leonard Hartman (tenor saxophone/clarinet/flute/bass clarinet), Herbert Haymer (tenor saxophone/clarinet), Jules Kinsler (alto saxophone/clarinet/flute/bass clarinet), Harold Lawson (tenor saxophone/clarinet), Don Logiudice (alto saxophone/clarinet), Babe Russin (tenor saxophone/clarinet), Fred Stulce (alto and baritone saxophones/flute/clarinet), Charles Griffard, Bruce Hudson, Manny Klein, Ray Linn, Leonard Mach, George Seaberg, Zeke Zarchy (trumpets), Hoyt Bohannon, Dave Hallett, George Jenkins, Edward Kuczborski, Carl Loeffler, Pullman Pederson, Bill Schaefer, Jimmy Skiles, Elmer Smithers (trombones), Jack Cave, Vincent DeRosa, James McGee (French horns), Mark McIntyre (piano), Dave Barbour, Allan Reuss (guitars), John Ryan, Artie Shapiro, Phil Stephens (bass), Ray Hagan (drums)
  • NEW YORK MUSICIANS – 1950: Julius Brand, Arnold Eidus, Julius Held, Maurice Hershaft, Harry Hoffman, Zelly Smirnoff (violins), Solomon Deutsch, Harold Furmansky (violas), George Polikian (cello), Elaine Vito Ricci (harp), Harold Feldman (tenor saxophone/clarinet/flute/piccolo/oboe/cor anglais), Manny Gershman (alto and baritone saxophones/clarinet), Bernard Kaufman (tenor saxophone/clarinet/flute/bass clarinet), Al Richman (alto saxophone/clarinet), Hymie Schertzer (alto saxophone/clarinet), Yank Lawson, Dale McMickle, Johnny Owens (trumpets), George Arus, Roland Dupont, Bill Rank (trombones), John Barrows (French horn), George Forbes (piano), Matty Golizio (guitar), Frank Carroll (bass), Johnny Blowers (drums)
  • Jeff Alexander Orchestra
  • The Bobby Tucker Singers
  • The Ken Lane Singers
  • The B. Swanson Quartet
  • The Mitchell Boys Choir


External links[edit]

*Christmas Songs by Sinatra on Discogs