Twenty-Five Holiday Songs to get Warm to

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Its that time of year again and its always nice to get in the spirit of the season with some great holiday music. Here are a few memorable if not typically played holiday songs, made a little hipper by these wonderful jazz artists. I hope you find some joy in them as I do. Happy Holidays to all my family, friends and followers. Looking forward to a swinging New Year!

Guitarist John McLaughlin's beautiful Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel

Ray Charles and Nina Simone: Baby It's Cold Outside

Cyrille Aimee with Doug Munro and Le Pompe Attack : The Christmas Song

Frank Sinatra: Let It Snow

Tony Bennett and the Count Basie Orchestra: I'll Be Home For Christmas

Fats Waller: Swingin' Them Jingle Bells

Erroll Garner: White Christmas

Bill Evans: Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Dave Brubeck: Silent Night

Jim Hall and Toots Theilemans: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Cassandra Wilson: The Little Drummer Boy

Miles Davis and Bob Dorough : Blue Xmas

Carla Bley, Steve Swallow and the Partyka Brass Qunitet: O Tannebaum an others

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones: What Child is This/Dyngyldai

Jimmy Smith: Silent Night

Billie Holiday: I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm

Nat King Cole's Trio with Mel Torme overdubbed : The Christmas Song

Michael Franks: Christmas in Kyoto

Chick Corea: What Child is This

Joe Pass: White Christmas

Hubert Laws: Amazing Grace

Dexter Gordon and Tony Bennett: I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

Babs Gonzales: The BeBop Santa Claus

Take Six: God Bless Ye Merry Gentlemen

Vince Guaraldi Trio: Christmas Time is Here