The Christmas Waltz – A Joey Contino Cover

Twenty-Twenty-One has been such an amazing ride with you all. Though we had some difficult situations, with covid, through it all we still made some beautiful memories. This summer I got to meet many of you on the boardwalk and the beaches and it was a pleasure. It brings me joey to provide you all with Wildwood year-round. Nothing is better than hearing about the memories you made while visiting our little paradise. 

It has become a yearly tradition for me to get up on the boardwalk and sing you a Christmas tune. For those who don’t know, I studied Jazz in college. While I didn’t get many opportunities to sing this summer, thanks covid for shutting down many Jazz clubs, I always make sure to record a song for you.

This is my way of saying thank you for your amazing support here on the Wildwood Video Archive.

For this year’s tune, we are going back to the 1950s with “The Christmas Waltz.”

The Christmas Waltz was written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne for Frank Sinatra, who recorded it in 1954 as the B-side of his hit record of “White Christmas.”

The writing partners Cahn and Styne got a call from Sinatra asking for a song that would resemble Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” But this time White Christmas was already a classic.

This song had been covered over 44 times but hadn’t hit the Billboard charts until Harry Connick Jr’s version came out in 2003.

The last full version cover of this song was back in 2013 with Susan Boyle.

Today I bring you my version of The Christmas Waltz live from the Wildwood Boardwalk.

For those asking, yes I am really singing on the boardwalk, and yes it was around midnight and freezing.

Enjoy and Merry Christmas

~Joey