Watch three generations of the Sinatra family as they gather to light the rooftop Christmas tree for Capitol Records in Hollywood:
This November 21, 2011 ceremony featured Frank’s daughters Tina and Nancy as well as his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Capitol Records, Sinatra’s longtime label, was celebrating the release of the Sinatra: Best of the Best compilation.
In this fabulous duet, Frank Sinatra joins Nat King Cole in singing “The Christmas Song”
“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yule-tide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.
Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight”
Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby sing “We Wish You The Merriest” in this 1964 recording:
“We wish you the merriest, the merriest, the merriest Yule cheer,
We wish you the happiest, the happiest, the happiest, yes the happiest,
We wish you the happiest, the happiest, the happiest New Year.”
This song appeared on the album 12 Songs of Christmas.
In this 2013 interview, Tony Bennett talks about the influence and impact of Frank Sinatra on his singing career:
“He just knew how to do it. He had very beautiful phrasing,” Bennett says of Sinatra. “It was all about singing very, very well-written love songs.” Bennett also says he doesn’t mind being compared to Sinatra, but he would never try to copy him or any other singer.