The table is set, the lights are turned down just the right amount to make the room sparkle and the cheesy Christmas decorations are hidden in another room – leaving only the very tasteful decorations you share with company.
Now shove the kids in another room with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and enjoy one night as an adult.
Hit shuffle on your Christmas Party Playlist and in the words of my favorite Jazz DJ Larry Smith “Sit back, relax, and let’s swing together.”
A Swinging Jazz Christmas Playlist
The top links go straight to YouTube (at the bottom is the complete YouTube playlist)
The starred links* go to iTunes so you can download your own
We Three Kings – Ralph Sutton, Jim Galloway, Milt Hilton and Gus Johnson*
*We Three Kings – Christmas Jazz Greats (Extended Version)
I’ll Be Home For Christmas – The Four Freshman*
*I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Snowfall
God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman – Butch Thompson*
*God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Yulestride
Christmas is Coming – David Benoit*
*Christmas Is Coming – 40 Years – A Charlie Brown Christmas
We Three Kings of Orient Are – Oliver Jones
*We Three Kings of Orient Are – A Celebration in Time
Or listen to most of the list here by clicking play!
Thanks for listening!