Unfortunately, Sammy Davis, Jr only has three tracks on this record but he makes the most of it. Davis shows quite a bit of vocal power in “Jingle Bells” yet is able to sing personally in “The Christmas Song”. It is “Christmas Time All Over the World” which probably showcases his range the best, but he is constantly accompanied with children vocals that come across as a bit trite these days. Like musical show tunes and pop songs of the day, it is not entirely surprising to hear Davis have to compete for time with kids on the song. However, this collection could have used more of his excellent voice alone if only he had recorded more Christmas songs.
As mentioned before, many artists have chosen to lend their vocals to singing traditional Christmas songs like “Silver Bells” and “The First Noel”. However, the voices and production sometimes can sound superfluously lengthy and over the top. On Christmas With the Rat Pack, one can enjoy classic Christmas songs by three of the most popular artists ever recorded and feel that they have chosen a holiday soundtrack that will never truly get old.