Because Frank doesn't wear Santa hats.
Those insufferable barking dogs aside, it's really hard to do a bad version of "Jingle Bells."
(Don't blame me if you clicked the hyperlink. You read what it said.)
It's also kind of hard to do one that stands out. Sure, "Jingle Bells" is always fun, but it's kind of hard to do it in a definitive way.
So why not choose Frank Sinatra? My rule of thumb is generally that if Frank did the song and somebody else did the song, Frank's is better. It just is.
But here we have his backup singers leading us in with "I love those J-I-N-G-L-E Bells," which really puts this version over the top.
Not really much else to say here. After all, it's just "Jingle Bells." And it's just excellent.
This second version doesn't feature the "those holiday J-I-N-G-L-E bells," but I just can't resist having Frank and Bing sing together. Classic.
Our Dec. 13 selection: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
The 24 days of Christmas (songs)
Dec. 1: 'Sleigh Ride' -- The Ronettes
Dec. 2: 'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing' -- Marty Robbins
Dec. 3: 'O Tannenbaum' -- Vince Guaraldi Trio
Dec. 4: 'Blue Christmas' -- Elvis
Dec. 5: 'Santa Baby' -- Madonna
Dec. 6: 'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas' -- Perry Como and the Fontane Sisters
Dec. 7: 'Here Comes Santa Claus' -- Alvin and the Chipmunks
Dec. 8: 'Angels We Have Heard on High' -- Brian Setzer Orchestra
Dec. 9: 'White Christmas' -- The Drifters
Dec. 10: 'Do You Hear What I Hear?' -- Bing Crosby
Dec. 11: 'Carol of the Bells' -- Celtic Woman