The Best Christmas Music: Jazz Instrumental

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It’s that time of year again! Time to break out the egg nog, put up the tree, and fill your home with the best Christmas music around. But what’s the best Christmas music? We’ve got the perfect playlist for you!


Christmas time is upon us once again, and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than by listening to some festive music? There are countless Christmas songs out there, across all genres, but today we’re focusing on Jazz Instrumental Christmas music.

Jazz instrumental Christmas music is the perfect way to relax and get into the holiday spirit. Whether you’re sipping on some hot cocoa by the fireplace or enjoying a quiet moment with family, this type of music will fill you with the warmth and happiness of the season.

To help get you started, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best jazz instrumental Christmas songs. From classic tracks to modern renditions, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So sit back, relax, and let the holiday cheer wash over you.

What is Jazz?

Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States. It originated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is seen by many as “America’s classical music”. Since the 1920s Jazz Age, jazz has become recognized as a major form of musical expression. It then emerged in the form of independent traditional and popular musical styles, all linked by the common bonds of African-American and European-American musical parentage with a performance orientation. Jazz is characterized by swing and blue notes, call and response vocals, polyrhythms and improvisation

The Best Jazz Christmas Music

Looking for the best Jazz Christmas music? Look no further! This holiday season, enjoy the classics with a twist with our collection of the best Jazz Christmas music. From Vince Guaraldi to Ella Fitzgerald, these artists will have you feeling merry and bright in no time. So sit back, relax, and let the holiday cheer flow with the best Jazz Christmas music around.

The Best Jazz Christmas Albums

Looking for the best jazz Christmas albums? Here are our picks for the top 10 albums that you need to have in your collection.

1. A Charlie Brown Christmas – Vince Guaraldi Trio
2. The Beat-niks Christmas Album – The Beat-niks
3. Jingle Bell Jazz – Ramsey Lewis Trio
4. We Three Kings – Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
5. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Mel Torme
6. White Christmas – Wes Montgomery Quintet
7. A Swingin’ Christmas – Dave Brubeck Quartet
8. Merry Christmas, Baby – Otis Redding and Carla Thomas
9. Soulful Strutting Santa – Booker T and the MGs
10. Merry Soulful Christmas – Boney James

The Best Jazz Christmas Songs

Looking for some great jazz Christmas songs to get you in the holiday spirit? Here are some of our favorites!

-“White Christmas” by Miles Davis
-“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Ella Fitzgerald
-“Christmas Time Is Here” by Charlie Parker
-“The Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole
-“My Favorite Things” by John Coltrane
-“Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” by Frank Sinatra

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