What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Chris Botti
The classic rock icon turned torch singer tries his hand at Christmas standards. Somewhat surprisingly, Merry Christmas, Baby is Stewart's first-ever Christmas record. While guest appearances from Mary J. Blige, Cee-Lo and a reanimated Ella Fitzgerald provide obvious highlights, it's Stewart's ability to hold his own on these classic songs (not to mention with Ella Fitzgerald) that is the real draw here. The consistently tasteful, soft-lit-and-warm arrangements don't hurt either.