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The Best Swing Christmas Albums 

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Updated December 20, 2019 165 votes 109 voters 24.4k views 23 items

List of all swing Christmas albums. For many, swing 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 alt rock 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. Swing bands and artists like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The Brian Setzer Orchestra and Ella Fitzgerald released music that captured the holiday spirit. Not to be outdone, the Squirrel Nut Zippers, Bing Crosby and let's not forget Frank Sinatra 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. Big band Christmas music is eligible for inclusion on this list as well.

What is the best swing Christmas album? Which top Christmas albums feature good swinging music?

This list of swing Christmas albums aims to answer these questions and more. From innovative takes on traditional songs to recreating the versions that have been around for years, swing bands sure now how to make holiday music enjoyable. Take a look at other lists like Rap Christmas albums and Alt Rock Christmas Albums. List is alphabetical but you can sort by any column.List is alphabetical but you can sort by any column.

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White Christmas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Swing Christmas Albums
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Boogie Woogie Christmas ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Swing Christmas Albums
By The Brian Setzer Orchestra (2002); Tracks: So They Say It's Christmas, Baby & It's Cold Outside
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Ella Wishes You a Swingi... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Swing Christmas Albums
By Ella Fitzgerald (1960); Tracks: Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer & Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
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Swing Into Christmas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Swing Christmas Albums
By Peters Drury Quartet (2004); Tracks: Baby It's Cold Outside, Little Toy Trains & Christmas Waltz
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The Nat King Cole Christ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Swing Christmas Albums
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A Jolly Christmas From F... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Swing Christmas Albums
By Frank Sinatra (1957); Tracks: The First Noel, The Christmas Waltz & Jingle Bells
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A Swingin' Christmas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Swing Christmas Albums
By Tony Bennett and Count Basie Orchestra (2008); Tracks: O Christmas Tree, Christmas Time Is Here & Winter Wonderland
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Everything You Want for ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Swing Christmas Albums
By Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (2004); Tracks: We Three Kings, Jingle Bells & Merry Christmas Baby
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Whatchu' Want for Christ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Swing Christmas Albums
By Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (1995); Tracks: Rock-A-Billy Christmas, You & Me & The Bottle Make 3 Tonight (Baby) & Christmas in Tinseltown (Again)
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A Swinging Big Band Chri... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Swing Christmas Albums
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A Swingin' Christmas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Swing Christmas Albums
By The Big Band All Stars (1999); Tracks: We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday & Frosty the Snowman
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What a Night! A Christma... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Swing Christmas Albums
By Harry Connick and Jr. (2008); Tracks: Zat You Santa Claus, Have a Holly Jolly Christmas & It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
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A Rock-A-Billy Christmas... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Swing Christmas Albums
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Swinging Christmas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Swing Christmas Albums
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Dig That Crazy Christmas... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Swing Christmas Albums
By The Brian Setzer Orchestra (2005); Tracks: You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch & White Christmas
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Yule B' Swingin' is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Swing Christmas Albums
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In the Swing of Christma... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Swing Christmas Albums
By Barry Manilow (2007); Tracks: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Joy to the World/It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year & Christmas Time Is Here
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Christmas Caravan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Swing Christmas Albums
By Squirrel Nut Zippers (1998); Tracks: Carolina Christmas, Indian Giver & Gift of the Magi
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Christmas Songs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Swing Christmas Albums
By Diana Krall and The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra (2005); Tracks: The Christmas Song, Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep & Sleigh Ride
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Yule B' Swingin' Too! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Swing Christmas Albums
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Snowfall: The Tony Benne... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Swing Christmas Albums
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Yuletide Swing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Swing Christmas Albums
By Oliver Jones Trio; Tracks: White Christmas, I'll Be Home For Christmas & The Christmas Song
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A Swingin Christmas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Swing Christmas Albums