“Swingin’ the Holidays” Playlist


Katie Pierce

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As the holidays approach faster and faster, we’re on the edge of our seats for all of the classic things the holidays bring along with them: snow, lights, hot chocolate, and of course, music.  Here’s a throwback playlist for your holidays, filled with only the best holiday jazz that the greats have to offer.  Hit shuffle while the snow falls or the cookies bake, and let these songs swing you into the season.

‘Christmas Is Coming’ -Vince Guaraldi Trio

‘O Tannenbaum’ -Vince Guaraldi Trio

‘My Little Drum’ -Vince Guaraldi Trio

‘Christmas Time Is Here’ -Vince Guaraldi Trio

‘Jingle Bells’ -Count Basie Orchestra

‘It’s The Holiday Season’ -Johnny Mathis & The Count Basie Orchestra

‘White Christmas’ -Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra

‘We Three Kings’ -Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra

‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’ -Tony Bennett & The Count Basie Big Band

‘My Favorite Things’ -Tony Bennett & The Count Basie Big Band

‘Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow’ -Harry Connick Jr.

‘Sleigh Ride’ -Harry Connick Jr.

‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ -Michael Bublé

‘Winter Wonderland’ -Michael Bublé

‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’ -Bing Crosby

‘Mistletoe And Holly’ -Frank Sinatra

‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ -Perry Como

‘I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm’ -Billie Holiday

‘Let It Snow’ -Diana Krall

‘Jingle Bells’ -Diana Krall

‘Christmas Time Is Here’ -Diana Krall

‘Jingle Bells’ -Duke Ellington

‘Carol Of The Bells’ -Al Jarreau

‘The Little Christmas Tree’ -Al Jarreau

‘Hark The Herald Angels Sing’ -Al Jarreau

‘Some Children See Him’ -Al Jarreau

‘White Christmas’ -Bing Crosby

‘The Christmas Song’ -Nat King Cole

‘Deck The Hall’ -Nat King Cole

‘Sleigh Ride’ -Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

‘Frosty The Snowman’ -Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ -Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ -Oscar Peterson Trio

‘Winter Wonderland’ -Oscar Peterson Trio

‘Sleigh Ride’ -Ramsey Lewis Trio

‘‘Homecoming’ Jingle Bells’ -Dave Brubeck

‘Hark The Herald Angels Sing’ -Wynton Marsalis

‘Christmas For Moderns’ -Stan Kenton ft. Maynard Ferguson