Ultra Lounge: Christmas Cocktails 2
by Various Artists
Released: Sep 1997
Label: Capitol Records
Enticing enough to knock anyone off the wagon, the second tour of Capitol's vast collection of classic holiday fare mixes the sublime (June Christy's "The Merriest," George Shearing's "Snowfall") with the refreshingly ridiculous ("Christmas Island," anyone?). It ends with Stan Kenton's awesome primer "What Is a Santa Clause?"