May 26, 2024

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The Christmas Waltz by Frank Sinatra

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"The Christmas Waltz" is a celebrated Christmas song originally sung by Frank Sinatra and written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne. Since its recording in 1954, the song has been covered extensively by diverse artists, including Peggy Lee, Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Tony Bennett, and Norah Jones, among others.

“The Christmas Waltz” is a Christmas song written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne for Frank Sinatra, who recorded it in 1954 as the B-side of a new recording of “White Christmas”, in 1957 for his album A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra, and in 1968 for The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas.

“The Christmas Waltz” has been covered many times over the years by a wide variety of artists, including:

Peggy Lee – Christmas Carousel (1960)

Doris Day – The Doris Day Christmas Album (1964)

Jack Jones – The Jack Jones Christmas Album (1964)

Bing Crosby – The Hollywood Palace (ABC, 1966)

Pat Boone – Christmas Is a Comin’ (1966)

The Lettermen – For Christmas This Year (1966)

Robert Goulet – Robert Goulet’s Wonderful World of Christmas (1968)

Robert Goulet & Carol Lawrence – The Great Songs of Christmas: Album Eight (various artists, 1968)

David Rose – The David Rose Christmas Album (1968)

Nancy Wilson – The Capitol Disc Jockey Album – December 1968 (various artists, 1968)

The Lennon Sisters – The Joyous Songs of Christmas (various artists, 1971)

Sammy Cahn – An Evening with Sammy Cahn (1972)

The Osmonds – The Osmond Christmas Album (1976)

The Carpenters – Christmas Portrait (1978)

Johnny Mathis – Christmas Eve with Johnny Mathis (1986)

Andy Williams – I Still Believe in Santa Claus (1990)

Mel Tormé – Christmas Songs (1992)

Meredith D’Ambrosio & Hank Jones – Mistletoe Magic: Holiday Jazz Improvisations (various artists, 1993)

Kathie Lee Gifford – Christmas with Kathie Lee Gifford (1993)

Anita O’Day -Christmas Songs (various artists, 1993)

Margaret Whiting – A Cabaret Christmas (various artists, 1993)

Brecker Brothers & Steve Khan – Jazz to the World (various artists, 1995)

Oscar Peterson – An Oscar Peterson Christmas (1995)

Rosemary Clooney – White Christmas (1996)

Scott Hamilton – Christmas Love Song (1997)

Don McLean – Christmas Dreams (1997)

Natalie Cole – Christmas with You (1998)[34] & The Magic of Christmas (1999)

George Shearing – Christmas with the George Shearing Quintet (1998)

Michael W. Smith (duet with Sandi Patty) – Christmastime (1998)

Beegie Adair – Jazz Piano Christmas (1999)

Tommy Flanagan – An Uptown Christmas (various artists, 1999)

Helen Reddy – The Best Christmas Ever (2000)

Barry Manilow – A Christmas Gift of Love (2002)

Harry Connick Jr. – Harry for the Holidays (2003)

Clay Aiken – A Clay Aiken Christmas (NBC, 2004) & All Is Well (2006)

Dianne Reeves – Christmas Time Is Here (2004)

Jane Monheit – The Season (2005)

Toni Tennille – Christmas with the Pops (Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, 2006)

Tony Bennett – A Swingin’ Christmas (Featuring The Count Basie Big Band) (2008)

Kristin Chenoweth – A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas (2008)

Mindy Gledhill – Winter Moon: Songs for Christmas (2011)

She & Him – A Very She & Him Christmas (2011)

John Travolta – This Christmas (2012)

Susan Boyle – Home For Christmas (2013)

Norah Jones – I Dream of Christmas (Deluxe Edition) (2022)

Laufey – The Christmas Waltz (2022)

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