Here is Linda Ronstadt singing “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,”
from her 2000 album “A Merry Little Christmas”. It should come as no surprise that it had the highest sales of all holiday albums released that year.
It took her a long time to record a holiday album, and she chose only half-a-dozen of the standards. She branched off into traditional English and Welsh carols and one Spanish one to make up the rest of the album. There’s a fine duet in which she partners with Rosemary Clooney to sing “White Christmas” here.