Picks and Pans Review: Christmas Dreaming

updated 12/21/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/21/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

Frank Sinatra

Most Sinatraphiles will have the songs on this reissue album in other versions. These songs, with arrangements by Axel Stordahl, were recorded from 1944 to 1950, when there was still a sweetness to Sinatra's voice. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, with its easy swing, is a pleasure. Of the best-known Sinatra Christmas tunes, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is included, though Christmas Waltz is not. There are two versions of White Christmas, which may be a bit much even for that old chestnut. (Columbia)

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