The Best Christmas Jazz Music to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

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Looking for the best Christmas jazz music to get you in the holiday spirit? Look no further! This blog post features a collection of the best Christmas jazz tunes to get you feeling festive.

Best Christmas Jazz Albums

Christmas Jazz can be a great way to get into the holiday spirit. There are a lot of great Christmas Jazz albums out there that can help you get into the holiday spirit. Here are some of the best Christmas Jazz albums to help you get into the holiday spirit.

A Charlie Brown Christmas by the Vince Guaraldi Trio

Vince Guaraldi’s score for A Charlie Brown Christmas is one of the most essential and beloved holiday albums of all time. In his hands, “Linus and Lucy,” “O Tannenbaum,” and “My Little Drum” become classics of the genre, while his original composition “Christmas Time Is Here” has become a holiday standard. This reissue features the original 1965 album artwork, Linus’ picture sleeve for “Christmas Time Is Here,” and extensive liner notes by Derrick Bang.

What Christmas Means to Me by Stevie Wonder

Christmas Means to Me is the sixth studio album by Stevie Wonder, released on the Tamla label on October 16, 1967. The album was Wonder’s first Christmas release and contains his hit rendition of “The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)”.

The album reached No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart and No. 1 on the R&B chart. It was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1968. In 2003, Universal Music Group reissued the album for compact disc as part of its Motown Remembers series.

A Jazz Piano Christmas by Ramsey Lewis

This jazz piano Christmas album by Ramsey Lewis is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. The album features some holiday classics, as well as some original songs by Ramsey Lewis. This is a great album for any fan of jazz music or Christmas music.

Best Christmas Jazz Songs

If you’re looking for some great Christmas Jazz to get you into the holiday spirit, look no further! This list contains some of the best Christmas Jazz songs to get you feeling festive. From classics to modern covers, there’s something for everyone on this list. So sit back, relax, and enjoy some of the best Christmas Jazz music around!

“Christmas Time Is Here” by the Vince Guaraldi Trio

One of the most classic and well-known Christmas jazz songs, “Christmas Time Is Here” was written by Vince Guaraldi for the 1965 animated TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas. The song has been covered by many artists over the years, but the original version by the Vince Guaraldi Trio is still one of the best.

“Merry Christmas, Baby” by Ramsey Lewis

Ramsey Lewis’ version of “Merry Christmas, Baby” is a jazzy, soulful take on the holiday classic. The smooth, mellow tune is the perfect background music for decorating the tree or wrapping presents.

“Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney

One of the most popular Christmas songs of all time, “Wonderful Christmastime” was written and performed by Paul McCartney. Though it was released in 1979, the song has been a holiday staple ever since, with its catchy melody and lyrics that perfectly capture the festive spirit of the season.

Best Jazz Christmas Movies

If you’re looking for the best Christmas jazz music to get you in the holiday spirit, look no further! We’ve rounded up the best jazz Christmas movies of all time, from classics like Elf to newer favorites like A Charlie Brown Christmas. Whether you’re looking for a film to watch with your family or one to put you in the holiday mood, these Jazz Christmas movies are sure to do the trick.


In Elf, Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, a human who has been raised among elves at the North Pole and sets out to find his father in New York City. While the movie isn’t a musical, it features several wonderful Christmas jazz songs, including “Baby It’s Cold Outside” sung by Zooey Deschanel and Leon Redbone and “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” performed by Michael Bublé.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a perfect example of a Christmas jazz movie. The film tells the story of Jack Skellington, the “Pumpkin King” of Halloween Town, who becomes bored with his job of frightening people. One day, he stumbles upon Christmas Town and becomes obsessed with the holiday. He then kidnaps Santa Claus and tries to take over Christmas.

The film’s soundtrack is full of classic Jazz tunes sung by some of the most famous Jazz musicians of all time such as Bing Crosby, Billy Holiday, and Dean Martin. The visuals in the film are also very creative and make use of stop-motion animation. If you’re a fan of Jazz music or creative visuals, then you’ll definitely enjoy this film.

Home Alone

Home Alone is a timeless holiday classic, and the perfect movie to watch while enjoying some festive jazz music. The film follows eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (played by Macaulay Culkin) as he accidentally gets left behind when his family goes on vacation for Christmas. At first, Kevin is excited to have the house to himself and does everything he’s not allowed to do when his parents are home. But soon Kevin discovers that two burglars, Harry and Marv (played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern), are plotting to break into his house on Christmas Eve. As Kevin races to stop them, he learns some important lessons about responsibility, family, and the true meaning of the holiday season. Home Alone is the perfect holiday film for the whole family, with plenty of laughs and feel-good moments. And it’s sure to get you in the mood for some Christmas jazz music!

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