Ahhh, romance. Where today’s modern man probably considers switching lager for Baileys to be the ultimate in romantic festive gestures, it takes the King Of Cool to really bring it on home for the boys. Dean Martin: actor; singer; Rat Pack platinum member; and all-round ladies man. His first Christmas-themed effort in 1959, A Winter Romance, is an orchestra-backed collection of staples with a fire-side lovin’ edge.
The album artwork sets the scene better than we ever could: a skiing holiday; a luxury lodge; a romantic embrace on the slopes... and a passing flirt with the hotty in pink. What a guy.