Frank Sinatra – “Jingle Bells” – (1957)

Let’s be honest, “Jingle Bells” is a kids song. But nobody does it better than Frank. I love the “I love those J-I-N-G-L-E bells.” And then Sinatra comes in singing – you can almost hear the scotch in his hand sloshing around as he sings this one. The background vocals are great too. This is one of my favorite Christmas songs. It just came from that perfect time (the 1950s) for music like this. For me, picturing a “traditional” Christmas scene almost always ends up as a snowy 1950s American scene. With a song like this playing in the background.