01 White Christmas 03:02
02 Little Soldier 04:30
03 Pretty Paper 03:43
04 Blue Christmas 02:07
05 The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) 03:11
This calendar starts in January with “Sentimental Journey,” a 1945 No. 1 hit for Doris Day. February delivers a Valentine with “The Object of My Affection,” written in 1934 by Pinky Tomlin (Rossum’s version here features a spoken aside by William H. Macy). March reaches back to 1927, and looks to the Emerald Isle with the jaunty, ragtime-y “Four Leaf Clover.” For April, it’s “These Foolish Things,” whose interpreters have ranged from Bing Crosby to James Brown to Michael Buble'.
May blooms with “Apple Blossom Time,” the oldest composition on the album, having been written in 1920. June is “Summer Wind,” popularized by Frank Sinatra in 1966. July is “Many Tears Ago,” August the wistful “All I Do Is Dream Of You” (a 1934 song perhaps most associated with Judy Garland), and September is “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out,” Bessie Smith’s lament of the fallen millionaire.
October is “Autumn Leaves,” which began as a French hit for Edith Piaf before being given English lyrics and recorded by Jo Stafford, Nat King Cole, and Frank Sinatra. Bobby Darin’s 1962 song “Things” ― also recorded by Nancy Sinatra ― celebrates November. And “Pretty Paper,” a touching tale written in 1963 by a young Willie Nelson and first recorded by Roy Orbison, digs beneath the surface of December’s holiday season. Rossum leaps into a New Year with a witty take on “Keep Young and Beautiful,” the Harry Warren/Al Dubin song sung by Eddie Cantor in a fantasy sequence in the 1933 movie Roman Scandals.
01月 Sentimental Journey (Doris Day)
02月 The Object of My Affection：ウィリアム・Ｈ・メイシー参加
03月 I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover
04月 These Foolish Things (Bing Crosby, James Brown, Michael Buble)
05月 Apple Blossom Time
06月 Summer Wind (Frank Sinatra)
07月 Many Tears Ago
08月 All I Do Is Dream Of You (Judy Garland)
09月 Nobody Knows You When You (Bessie Smith)
10月 Autumn Leaves (Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra)
11月 Things (Bobby Darin, Nancy Sinatra)
12月 Pretty Paper (Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison)
Keep Young and Beautiful (Eddie Cantor)