‘Tis the season. Whether you partake or not, you can’t help but tap your toes to this special brand of Christmas music. So pull up a chair, grab a martini and enjoy yourself at the Raised on the Radio Christmas Lounge.
A Martini Lounge Christmas
YouTube on the top, bottom links go straight to *iTunes for your permanent enjoyment.
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus/Jingle Bells Bossa Nova – Ultra-Lounge – Christmas Cocktails, Pt. 1
We Wanna See Santa Do the Mambo – Santa’s Vintage Xmas & Holiday Playlist
‘Zat You, Santa Claus? – Yule Be Miserable
Winter Wonderland (2006 – Remaster) – Christmas With Peggy Lee
Jingle All the Way – Merry Christmas from Lena Horne – EP
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer Mambo – Christmas Eve (Jazz Christmas)
Jingle Bells Mambo – The Ultimate Mambo Collection
The Christmas Waltz (Remastered) – Merry Christmas, Baby – Romance and Reindeer from Capitol
Cha-Cha All the Way – Ultra-Lounge – Christmas Cocktails, Pt. 1
Holiday on Skis – Al Caiola
Holiday On Skis – Swinging Christmas, Vol. 3
Christmas Trumpets/We Wish You a Very Merry Christmas – Ultra-Lounge – Christmas Cocktails, Pt. 1
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town / White Christmas – Christmas Jazz & Blues
Jingle Bells – Esquivel – to me this is the definitive. I cannot find this on iTunes, because it is out of print, but I know the album is available on amazon, if you have adblock off you should be able to see this link. Esquivel! Merry Xmas From the Space-Age Bachelor Pad
In my search for the perfect Martini Lounge Christmas Playlist for our listeners I happened upon an artist I thought was pretty cool, his name is Geoffrey Leigh Tozer. He’s not ultra-famous, but he’s pretty darn good. His Christmas tunes are not on YouTube so this iTunes link will have to do. Also feel free to check him out over at his website Swanktown. He’s a story-teller and a music maker, if you like, won’t you buy it on iTunes? He’s just a guy, sharing his awesome music with us. Here’s a taste:
*update! I contacted Geoffrey and look what he made just for us! A YouTube video of Deck Martinis With Green Olives!
Deck Martinis With Green Olives – A Very Swank Christmas!
And here’s the whole playlist on YouTube so you can just sit back and sip!