‘Sending You A Little Christmas’ is Johnny’s first collection of seasonal recordings since 2002. This album finds the singer sharing the Yuletide spirit with a number of guest artists including Susan Boyle (“Do You Hear What I Hear”), Jim Brickman (“Sending You a Little Christmas”), Natalie Cole (“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”), Gloria Estefan (“Mary’s Boy Child”), Vince Gill and Amy Grant (“I’ll Be Home for Christmas”/”White Christmas”), Billy Joel (“The Christmas Song”), and The Jordanaires (“Home For The Holidays”).
‘Sending You A Little Christmas’ is Johnny’s sixth album of newly recorded seasonal sounds since ‘Merry Christmas’, his 1958 perennial, established Mathis as a warm and familiar holiday presence around the world. Few recording artists are more associated with the sound and spirit of the Christmas season than Johnny Mathis. On ‘Sending You A Little Christmas’, Mathis lends his incomparable vocal stylings to a rich selection of Christmas standards and future yuletide classics. ‘Sending You A Little Christmas’ was produced by Fred Mollin, who first collaborated with Johnny on 2010’s ‘Let It Be Me: Mathis In Nashville’. Signed to Columbia Records in the mid-1950’s, Johnny Mathis is the longest-running artist on the label, with 17 million certified album and single sales in the US alone.
1. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (Duet with Billy Joel)
2. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Duet with Natalie Cole)
3. This Christmas
4. Sending You a Little Christmas (Duet with Jim Brickman)
5. Mary’s Boy Child (Duet with Gloria Estefan)
6. This Is A Time For Love
7. Do You Hear What I Hear (Duet with Susan Boyle)
8. Home for the Holidays (featuring The Jordanaires)
9. Merry Christmas Darling
10.Decorate the Night
11.I’ll Be Home for Christmas / White Christmas (Duet with Vince Gill and Amy Grant)
12.Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)