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The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time

Updated December 11, 2019 1.0k votes 103 voters 3.1k views50 items

While the chestnuts are roasting on an open fire, fill the room with the best jazz Christmas albums of all-time. Featuring great Christmas songs from popular jazz singers, like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, and Tony Bennett, this list of jazz holiday albums includes soft jazz, adult contemporary, easy listening music, and a sprinkle of swing. What are the top Christmas jazz albums ever?

Vote up the best jazz Xmas albums, and add your favorites if they deserve a spot on this list.

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    "O Tannenbaum"

    "What Child Is This"

    "My Little Drum"

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    13

    A Dave Brubeck Christmas

    Dave Brubeck

    "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"

    "Joy To The World"

    "To Us Is Given"

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    36
    12

    Christmas Cookin’

    Jimmy Smith

    "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"

    "Jingle Bells"

    "The Christmas Song"

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    14

    "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen"

    "Let It Snow"

    "White Christmas"

  • 5

    "Jingle Bells"

    "Frosty The Snowman"

    "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"

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    8

    A Merry Christmas

    Bing Crosby & The Andrew Sisters

    "Happy Holiday"

    "Jing-A-Ling, Jing-A-Ling"

    "Twelve Days of Christmas"

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    2

    Christmas Songs

    Diana Krall, The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

    "Jingle Bells"

    "Let It Snow"

    "The Christmas Song"

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    9

    A Child Is Born

    Geri Allen

    "We Three Kings"

    "Little Drummer Boy"

    "A Child Is Born"

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    11

    Six String Santa

    Joe Pass

    "Home For The Holidays"

    "Angels We Have Heard On High"

    "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear"

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    "Jingle Bells"

    "Mistletoe and Holly"

    "The First Noel"

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    23
    8

    Three Suites

    Duke Ellington

    "Sugar Rum Cherry"

    "Toot Toot Tootie Toot"

    "In The Hall of the Mountain King"

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    19
    4

    Crescent City Christmas Card

    Wynton Marsalis

    "Winter Wonderland"

    "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"

    "O Come All Ye Faithful"

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    18
    5

    This Time of Year

    June Christy

    "Ring A Merry Bell"

    "The Merriest"

    "Christmas Heart"

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    22
    11

    A Merry Christmas!

    Stan Kenton

    "The Twelve Days of Christmas"

    "Angels We Have Heard On High"

    "O Tannenbaum"

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    25
    15

    December

    Chris Botti

    "The Christmas Song"

    "Winter Wonderland"

    "I Really Dont Want Much For Christmas"

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    16
    7

    Sound of Christmas

    Ramsey Lewis, The Ramsey Lewis Trio

    "Christmas Blues"

    "Here Comes Santa Claus"

    "Sleigh Ride"

  • 17

    "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

    "White Christmas"

    "The Christmas Song"

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    23
    16

    A Smooth Jazz Christmas

    Dave Koz

    "Smooth Jazz Christmas Overture"

    "The Christmas Song"

    "Silent Night"

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    14

    What a Wonderfull Christmas

    Louis Armstrong and friends

    "Christmas In New Orleans"

    "It's Christmas Time Again"

    "Cool Yule"

  • 20
    13
    5

    The Charlie Byrd Christmas Album

    Charlie Byrd

    "O Come All Ye Faithful"

    "Deck The Halls"

    "Mistletoe And Holly"

  • 21
    16
    10

    Silent Nights: A Christmas Jazz Album

    Chet Baker

    "Silent Night"

    "The First Noel"

    "We Three Kings"

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    13
    8

    Winter Nights

    Al Di Meola

    "Zima"

    "Carol of the Bells"

    "Greensleeves"

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    14
    8

    My Kind of Christmas

    Dean Martin

    "Baby It's Cold Outside"

    "Silver Bells"

    "The Christmas Blues"

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    12
    7

    "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow"

    "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"

    "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

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    4
    2

    Holiday Soul

    Bobby Timmons

    "Deck The Halls"

    "White Christmas"

    "The Christmas Song"