Christmas Songs

Mel Torme

Mel Torme is so famous for writing “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire),” it’s surprising that he never recorded a full Christmas album before 1992’s Christmas Songs. Besides that standard, Torme’s own compositions here include the heartfelt “The Christmas Feeling” and “Christmas Was Made for Children.” He also sings Johnny Mercer’s Christmas lyrics for “Glow Worm” as well as more traditional fare. Backed by both orchestra and big band, Torme is alternately swinging and sentimental on this instant classic.

  • Christmas Medley: Jingle Bells/Santa Clause Is Coming To Town/Winter Weather/Winter Wonderland
  • Sleigh Ride
  • The Christmas Song
  • Glow Worm
  • The Christmas Feeling
  • It Happened In Sun Valley
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas: Christmastime Is Here
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • What Child Is This? (Instrumental)
  • Silver Bells
  • Christmas Was Made For Children
  • The Christmas Waltz
  • Just Look Around/Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Instrumental)
  • Happy Holiday/Let's Start The New Year Right/What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
  • White Christmas