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The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time 

Jovaughn Brown
Updated December 11, 2019 522 votes 56 voters 1.1k views 50 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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A Charlie Brown Christma... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time

"O Tannenbaum"

"What Child Is This"

"My Little Drum"

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Christmas Cookin’ is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
Christmas Cookin’

"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"

"Jingle Bells"

"The Christmas Song"

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An Oscar Peterson Christ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
By Oscar Peterson (1995); Tracks: What Child Is This, Away in a Manger, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Length (mins): 00:53:14

Genres (Music): Jazz

"God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen"

"Let It Snow"

"White Christmas"

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A Child Is Born is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
A Child Is Born

"We Three Kings"

"Little Drummer Boy"

"A Child Is Born"

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Ella Wishes You a Swingi... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
By Ella Fitzgerald (1960); Tracks: Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Genres (Music): Christmas music, Jazz, Vocal jazz

"Jingle Bells"

"Frosty The Snowman"

"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"

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A Dave Brubeck Christmas... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
A Dave Brubeck Christmas By Dave Brubeck (1996); Tracks: Winter Wonderland, Joy to the World, O Tannenbaum

Length (mins): 00:56:08

"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"

"Joy To The World"

"To Us Is Given"

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Christmas Songs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
By Diana Krall, The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra (2005); Tracks: The Christmas Song, Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep, Sleigh Ride

Producer: Tommy LiPuma

Length (mins): 00:44:51

Genres (Music): Christmas music, Jazz, Vocal jazz

"Jingle Bells"

"Let It Snow"

"The Christmas Song"

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Three Suites is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
Three Suites By Duke Ellington (1990); Tracks: Peer Gynt Suites: Morning Mood, The Nutcracker Suite: Toot Toot Tootie Toot (Dance of the Reed-Pipes), The Nutcracker Suite: Arabesque Cookie (Arabian dance)

Length (mins): 01:05:34

"Sugar Rum Cherry"

"Toot Toot Tootie Toot"

"In The Hall of the Mountain King"

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A Merry Christmas! is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
A Merry Christmas! By Stan Kenton (1961); Tracks: Angels We Have Heard on High, The Twelve Days of Christmas, O Come

"The Twelve Days of Christmas"

"Angels We Have Heard On High"

"O Tannenbaum"

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Six String Santa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
Six String Santa By Joe Pass (1992); Tracks: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Happy Holiday Blues, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

Length (mins): 00:46:10

"Home For The Holidays"

"Angels We Have Heard On High"

"It Came Upon A Midnight Clear"

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Crescent City Christmas ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
Crescent City Christmas Card By Wynton Marsalis (1989); Tracks: Carol of the Bells, Winter Wonderland, Little Drummer Boy

"Winter Wonderland"

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

"O Come All Ye Faithful"

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December is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
December By Chris Botti (2002); Tracks: Winter Wonderland, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Perfect Day

Genres (Music): Jazz

"The Christmas Song"

"Winter Wonderland"

"I Really Dont Want Much For Christmas"

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A Smooth Jazz Christmas ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
A Smooth Jazz Christmas

"Smooth Jazz Christmas Overture"

"The Christmas Song"

"Silent Night"

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This Time of Year is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
This Time of Year

"Ring A Merry Bell"

"The Merriest"

"Christmas Heart"

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Sound of Christmas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
By Ramsey Lewis, The Ramsey Lewis Trio (1961); Tracks: Merry Christmas Baby, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, The Christmas Song

Genres (Music): Jazz

"Christmas Blues"

"Here Comes Santa Claus"

"Sleigh Ride"

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A Jolly Christmas From F... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
By Frank Sinatra (1957); Tracks: The First Noel, The Christmas Waltz, Jingle Bells

Label: Capitol Records

Genres (Music): Christmas music, Traditional pop music

"Jingle Bells"

"Mistletoe and Holly"

"The First Noel"

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Silent Nights: A Christm... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
Silent Nights: A Christmas Jazz Album By Chet Baker (1986); Tracks: Silent Night, Part 1, Hark

"Silent Night"

"The First Noel"

"We Three Kings"

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A Merry Christmas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
A Merry Christmas

"Happy Holiday"

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

"Twelve Days of Christmas"

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What a Wonderfull Christ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
What a Wonderfull Christmas

"Christmas In New Orleans"

"It's Christmas Time Again"

"Cool Yule"

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Jazz Piano Christmas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
By Beegie Adair (2008); Tracks: I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

"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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The Charlie Byrd Christm... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
The Charlie Byrd Christmas Album By Charlie Byrd (1982); Tracks: Oh Christmas Tree, What Child Is This?, God Rest Ye Merry

Label: Concord Concerto

"O Come All Ye Faithful"

"Deck The Halls"

"Mistletoe And Holly"

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Have Yourself a Soulful ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
By Kenny Burrell (1966); Tracks: My Favorite Things, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, The Little Drummer Boy

Genres (Music): Jazz

"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

"White Christmas"

"The Christmas Song"

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Winter Nights is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
Winter Nights By Al Di Meola (1999); Tracks: Winterlude Duet No. 1, Ave Maria, Carol of the Bells

Length (mins): 00:51:25

Genres (Music): Jazz

"Zima"

"Carol of the Bells"

"Greensleeves"

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Christmas Jazz Jam is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
By Wynton Marsalis (2009); Tracks: The Christmas Song, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Good King Wenceslas

Genres (Music): Christmas music, Jazz

"Go Tell It on the Mountain" 

"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

"Blue Christmas"

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My Kind of Christmas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
My Kind of Christmas

"Baby It's Cold Outside"

"Silver Bells"

"The Christmas Blues"