The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Albums

The Best Jazz Christmas Albums

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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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    A Dave Brubeck Christmas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums
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    Three Suites is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums

    Duke Ellington

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    Sound of Christmas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums

    Ramsey Lewis, The Ramsey Lewis Trio

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    Diana Krall, The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

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    Crescent City Christmas Card is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums
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    Merry Christmas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums
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    Wynton Marsalis

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    December is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums

    Chris Botti

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    Have Yourself a Jazzy Little C... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums
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    Remembering Christmas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums
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    Tony Bennett, Count Basie Orchestra, Count Basie Big Band

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    Christmas at My House is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums
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    Silent Nights: A Christmas Jaz... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums
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    Merry From Lena is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums
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    Christina Aguilera

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    The Manhattan Transfer

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    God Rest Ye Merry Jazzmen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums
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    Jazz Musician's Christmas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums

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    A Concord Jazz Christmas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums
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    Christmas Carousel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums
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    An NPR Jazz Christmas with Mar... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums
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    Peace Round: A Christmas Celeb... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums
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    Trio West Plays Holiday Songs is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums
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    Have Yourself a Soulful Little... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums

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    Jazz on Christmas Eve is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums
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    Sweet Sax Christmas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums
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    Wonderful Christmas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums
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    The Manhattan Transfer

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    A Merry Jazzmas is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums
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    Ellis Marsalis^! Jr.

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    Now Jazz X'mas Millennium is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums
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    A Christmas Concert is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums
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    Santa Baby Live in Toronto is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums
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