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The Best Jazz Christmas Albums

List of all jazz Christmas albums. For many, jazz Christmas albums capture the essence of the holiday spirit, even if the music isn't quite what you'd expect to hear around holiday time. Some of the biggest bands and artists of the genre have released holiday songs that were much better than the traditional songs that flooded airwaves, allowing for the popularity of jazz songs, which are among the most requested during the holiday season. The albums and songs featured on this list are some of the most well known and popular titles of that genre, and likely introduced an entirely new audience to holiday and Christmas music. These are some of the most popular Christmas songs of all time and some of the greatest jingles in the history of music. Bands like Dave Brubeck, Chet Baker and Chris Botti released music that captured the holiday spirit. Not to be outdone, Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall, and let's not forget the Rat Pack also released Christmas albums.

There are some albums that feature the traditional, standard songs, or reinterpreted songs. No matter what style or type of Christmas song you enjoy, you're likely to find an album on this list that will fit whatever music you enjoy. 

This is the list of jazz Christmas albums. From innovative takes on traditional songs to recreating the versions that have been around for years, jazz bands sure now how to make holiday music enjoyable. Take a look at other lists like Rap Christmas albums and Alternative Christmas Albums. List is alphabetical but you can sort by any column.List is alphabetical but you can sort by any column.List is alphabetical but you can sort by any column.
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    Ella Fitzgerald

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    The Manhattan Transfer

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    new! Beegie Adair

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    Heritage Hall Jazz Band

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    Mel Tormé

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    Harry Connick, Jr.

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    Tony Bennett, Count Basie Orchestra, Count Basie Big Band

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    John Pizzarelli

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    Diana Krall, The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

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    An Oscar Peterson Christmas Oscar Peterson

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    The Charlie Byrd Christmas Album Charlie Byrd

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    Three Suites Duke Ellington

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    Remembering Christmas David Benoit

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    Ella Fitzgerald

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    Johnny Mathis

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    Heaven and Nature Swing Phil Driscoll

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    Boney's Funky Christmas Boney James

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    Respect in Yule The Respect Sextet

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    Kirk Whalum

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    A Merry Christmas! Stan Kenton

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    Christmas Jazz Jam Wynton Marsalis

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    Mary Mary

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    An NPR Jazz Christmas with Marian McPartland and Friends

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    Merry From Lena Lena Horne

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    A Concord Jazz Christmas

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    My Kind of Christmas

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    Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas

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    Christmas Carousel Peggy Lee

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    A New Orleans Christmas Carol Ellis Marsalis, Jr.

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    Chorus Paulinus

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    Peace Round: A Christmas Celebration Yellowjackets

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    December Chris Botti

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    Christmas '64 Jimmy Smith

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    Christmas Jazz Joel Sayles

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    new! Christmastime David Benoit

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    The Manhattan Transfer

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    A Dave Brubeck Christmas Dave Brubeck

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    Harry Connick, Jr.

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    Silent Nights: A Christmas Jazz Album Chet Baker

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    Santa Baby Live in Toronto

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    Merry Christmas

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    Dave Koz & Friends: A Smooth Jazz Christmas

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    Crescent City Christmas Card Wynton Marsalis

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    A Charlie Brown Christmas Cyrus Chestnut

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    Now Jazz X'mas Millennium

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    Nancy Wilson

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    A Christmas Concert

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    new! A Merry Jazzmas

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    Christmas at My House Larry Carlton

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    God Rest Ye Merry Jazzmen

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