The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas

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The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas
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Studio album by Frank Sinatra
Released September 1968
Recorded July 24 – August 12, 1968, Hollywood
Genre Classic pop, Christmas
Length 33:31
Label Reprise
FS 1026
Producer Sonny Burke
Frank Sinatra chronology
Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits
(1968)
The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas
(1968)
Cycles
(1968)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas is a 1968 Christmas album by Frank Sinatra and featuring his children, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Nancy Sinatra and Tina Sinatra.

The album was released on vinyl LP, reel to reel, and 8-track, and was out of print for decades before being re-released on CD in 1999 by Artanis Entertainment Group.

Frank, Sr., Nancy and Tina recorded their contributions in the studio together. Frank, Jr. was away on tour, and added his singing later to the pre-recorded tracks. The closing song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, has different lyrics sung by Sinatra's children honoring their father with their gifts to him, with their father singing the last lyrics and the rest solo.

Track listing[edit]

  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" (Whila 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; arranged by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:41
  6. "Whatever Happened to Christmas?" (Jimmy Webb) – 3:05
  7. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (John Frederick Coots, Haven Gillespie) – 2:35
  8. "Kids" (Scott Davis) – 3:01
  9. "The Christmas Waltz" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) – 3:12
  10. "The Twelve Days of Christmas" (Traditional; arranged by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen) – 4:26

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