The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time

Over 100 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Of All Time

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
    Vince Guaraldi, Vince Guaraldi Trio
    82 votes
    • Release Date: 1965
    • Tracks: Linus and Lucy, Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
    • Length (mins): 00:40:26
    • Genres (Music): Jazz, Christmas music, Cool jazz, Smooth jazz, West coast jazz

    "O Tannenbaum"

    "What Child Is This"

    "My Little Drum"

    • Release Date: 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"

  • Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album

    Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album

    Tony Bennett
    30 votes

    "Winter Wonderland"


    "My Favourite Things"

  • Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas
    • Release Date: 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"

  • An Oscar Peterson Christmas
    40 votes
    • Release Date: 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"

  • A Dave Brubeck Christmas

    A Dave Brubeck Christmas

    Dave Brubeck
    36 votes
    • Release Date: 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"