Columbia Records and iTunes have helped kick-off the holiday season with cheer by offering two great Christmas tunes for free this week. Tony Bennett
's "Winter Wonderland" and Harry Connick, Jr.'s "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" can be downloaded free of charge on iTunes beginning today, Tuesday, November 25th through Monday, December 1st!
Found on the iTunes homepage, Tony Bennett's rendition of "Winter Wonderland" can be found on his first holiday record in forty years, Tony Bennett: A Swingin' Christmas
Featuring The Count Basie
Big Band. Featuring 11 tracks, Tony swings such classics as "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Winter Wonderland," "Santa Claus is Coming to Town,' and the CD introduces his daughter, Antonia, who duets with Tony on "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm." Phil Ramone, who has worked with Bennett on several of his recent outings including the multi-platinum, Duets: An American Classic
, produced the CD.
Download Tony Bennett's "Winter Wonderland" Here (iTunes)
Harry Connick, Jr.
celebrates the holiday season once again with What a Night! – A Christmas Album
, where Connick's new version of "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" can be found. Connick is one of the few contemporary artists who have created his own holiday traditions. Beginning with When My Heart Finds Christmas
, his triple-platinum seasonal album of 1993, through "Harry for the Holidays," his chart-topping sequel from 2003 that included "The Happy Elf" (the inspiration for a new family musical), he has brought vitality, sincerity and unmatched musicality to the celebration. What a Night! – A Christmas Album
was created in the same spirit, with new takes on old favorites as well as four of Connick's own compositions.
Download Harry Connick, Jr.'s "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" Here (iTunes)
Harry Connick, Jr. Official Website
Tony Bennett Official Website