On the First Day of a Tony Bennett Christmas, Sunday, December 14, 2014, Tony Bennett sings “Christmas Time is Here.”
Fans of A Charlie Brown Christmas will recognize this song. Written in 1965 by Vince Guaraldi and Lee Mendelson, this television program has been a part of Christmas for families for nearly 50 years.
Tony Bennett recorded “Christmas Time Is Here” in 2004 for A Swingin’ Christmas, released in 2008. This album features The Count Basie Big Band, including Harold Jones, who is now Tony Bennett’s drummer.
“Christmas Time Is Here,” as well as A Swingin’ Christmas, is available from iTunes.