Holidays

The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time  

Jovaughn Brown
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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 Christmas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
Vince Guaraldi, Vince Guaraldi Trio

"O Tannenbaum"

"What Child Is This"

"My Little Drum"

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

"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"

"Jingle Bells"

"The Christmas Song"

3
A Child Is Born is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
A Child Is Born Geri Allen

"We Three Kings"

"Little Drummer Boy"

"A Child Is Born"

4
A Dave Brubeck Christmas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
A Dave Brubeck Christmas Dave Brubeck

"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"

"Joy To The World"

"To Us Is Given"

5
Crescent City Christmas Card is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
Crescent City Christmas Card Wynton Marsalis

"Winter Wonderland"

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

"O Come All Ye Faithful"

6
Three Suites is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
Three Suites Duke Ellington

"Sugar Rum Cherry"

"Toot Toot Tootie Toot"

"In The Hall of the Mountain King"

7
A Merry Christmas! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
A Merry Christmas! Stan Kenton

"The Twelve Days of Christmas"

"Angels We Have Heard On High"

"O Tannenbaum"

8
Six String Santa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
Six String Santa Joe Pass

"Home For The Holidays"

"Angels We Have Heard On High"

"It Came Upon A Midnight Clear"

9
Christmas Songs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
Diana Krall, The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

"Jingle Bells"

"Let It Snow"

"The Christmas Song"

10
An Oscar Peterson Christmas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
Oscar Peterson

"God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen"

"Let It Snow"

"White Christmas"

11
December is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
December Chris Botti

"The Christmas Song"

"Winter Wonderland"

"I Really Dont Want Much For Christmas"

12
Ella Wishes You a Swinging Chr... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
Ella Fitzgerald

"Jingle Bells"

"Frosty The Snowman"

"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"

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

"Smooth Jazz Christmas Overture"

"The Christmas Song"

"Silent Night"

14
Sound of Christmas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
Ramsey Lewis, The Ramsey Lewis Trio

"Christmas Blues"

"Here Comes Santa Claus"

"Sleigh Ride"

15
A Jolly Christmas From Frank S... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
Frank Sinatra

"Jingle Bells"

"Mistletoe and Holly"

"The First Noel"

16
This Time of Year is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
This Time of Year June Christy

"Ring A Merry Bell"

"The Merriest"

"Christmas Heart"

17
A Merry Christmas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
A Merry Christmas Bing Crosby & The Andrew Sisters

"Happy Holiday"

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

"Twelve Days of Christmas"

18
What a Wonderfull Christmas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
What a Wonderfull Christmas Louis Armstrong and friends

"Christmas In New Orleans"

"It's Christmas Time Again"

"Cool Yule"

19
Silent Nights: A Christmas Jaz... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
Silent Nights: A Christmas Jazz Album Chet Baker

"Silent Night"

"The First Noel"

"We Three Kings"

20
Faith: A Holiday Album is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
Faith: A Holiday Album Kenny G

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

"The First Noel"

"Sleigh Ride"

21
When My Heart Finds Christmas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
Harry Connick, Jr.

"Sleigh Ride"

"Santa Claus"

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

22
Jazz Piano Christmas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
Beegie Adair

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

"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"

"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

23
Winter Nights is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
Winter Nights Al Di Meola

"Zima"

"Carol of the Bells"

"Greensleeves"

24
Have Yourself a Soulful Little... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
Kenny Burrell

"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

"White Christmas"

"The Christmas Song"

25
Christmas Jazz Jam is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time
Wynton Marsalis

"Go Tell It on the Mountain" 

"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

"Blue Christmas"