Ultra Lounge: Christmas Cocktails
by Various Artists
Released: Sep 1996
Label: Capitol Records
You can't go wrong with this collection of classic pop vocals, jazz and far-out exotica ("Holiday on Skis," anyone?). Since irony doesn't give off much holiday warmth, the set wisely includes vocal classics by Capitol's top-shelf singers: Peggy Lee, Lou Rawls, Nancy Wilson and Nat "King" Cole all help make sure that a romantic fireside cognac is part of the cocktail party.