Classic Holiday Cabaret CDs: A Cabaret Christmas

Here in December, I thought I’d do a reminder of some of the best holiday recordings from cabaret artists. 

A Cabaret Christmas is still probably the best overview of how holiday songs can translate into the cabaret style.  It presents a wide variety of great artists doing fairly straightforward versions of great holiday tunes.  One or two tracks may raise some eyebrows, but the overall quality is exceptional.  And I still haven’t hear recordings that improve upon Barbara Cook’s version of White Christmas or Margaret Whiting doing Tex Arnold’s arrangement of The Christmas Waltz.

1. Winter Wonderland – Ann Hampton Callaway/Billy Stritch
2. A Christmas Love Song – Ann Hampton Callaway
3. I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Billy Stritch
4. Merry Christmas To Me/Hard Candy Christmas – KT Sullivan
5. Season’s Greetings – Julie Wilson
6. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Barbara Carroll
7. It Must Be Christmas – Gerry Mulligan
8. After The Holidays – Andrea Marcovicci
9. Silent Night – Karen Akers & Andrea Marcovicci
10. I Don’t Remember Christmas – Karen Akers
11. The Christmas Waltz – Margaret Whiting
12. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? – Mary Cleere Haran
13. Christmas In The City – Jay Leonhart
14. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Dorothy Loudon
15. White Christmas – Barbara Cook

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