Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas

Ella Fitzgerald

It’d be hard to imagine a happier wish than the one this jazz vocal legend offers her listeners on this urbane-yet-homey collection of holiday favorites. The First Lady of Song recorded these tunes in 1960, at the peak of her interpretive powers. As such, she puts her singular stamp on everything from a sultry vamp like “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve“ to the sweet and cozy “The Christmas Song.“ Even potentially shopworn standards like “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town“ sound fresher when they’re coming from Ella Fitzgerald.

  • Jingle Bells
  • Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
  • Sleigh Ride
  • The Christmas Song
  • Good Morning Blues
  • Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Frosty The Snowman
  • White Christmas