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Anna Hecht
Dec 12, 2015 @ 9:00 am

Let's take a moment to celebrate Frank Sinatra, one of the most highly regarded and dearly remembered crooners of the 20th century, who sang his way into our hearts with classic songs such as "Come Fly with Me," "I've Got You Under My Skin," and "Fly Me to the Moon," and albums like Songs for Swingin' Lovers! (1956), Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely (1958), and Nice 'n' Easy (1960).

Today would have been Sinatra's 100th birthday. And, although the New Jersey native passed away in 1998, his timeless sound still has the ability to transport us back in time. In a few words, Sinatra's music was glamorous, sophisticated, and classy.

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In addition to being remembered as a class-act singer, Sinatra was more formally recognized in 1983 at the Kennedy Center Honors and, in 1985, President Ronald Reagan awarded Sinatra with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In addition to these honors, Sinatra won 11 Grammy Awards, and following his death, many music critics considered him the greatest singer of the 20th century. Rightly so.

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In celebration of Mr. Sinatra's birthday, sing along to some of his most memorable Christmas tunes:

"White Christmas"

Listen to our 31-song Frank Sinatra Christmas playlist via Spotify here:

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