- Released: September 1, 2003
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Capitol
Entertainment Weekly - 12/6/96, pp.62-63
"...There's variety enough, but this is a collection that understands that brassiness--literally--is key..."
- Rating: A-
Digitally remastered by Bob Norberg at Capital Recording Studios, Hollywood, California.
This is part of Capitol Records' Ultra-Lounge series.
The exotica revival continues with Ultra-Lounge: Christmas Cocktails, the perfect gift for the swinging hipster on your list. Among the highlights: Billy May's "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Mambo," Jimmy McGriff's "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town/White Christmas," Dean Martin's "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," Julie London's sultry "I'd Like You for Christmas," and Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song." ~ Jason Ankeny