Now for my favorite kind of holiday music: Jazz and swing! These are the songs that truly make me feel festive and happy. The swingy ones make me want to dance and the jazzy ones are best enjoyed while sipping a holiday cocktail and gazing thoughtfully at a well-decorated tree. Personal faves off this list include "Cool Yule" by the great Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington's rendition of "Jingle Bells," and the father-daughter two-punch right to the feelings: the Natalie Cole/Nat King Cole duet on "The Christmas Song."
I hope all your festivities are bright and fun! To check out some of my favorite holiday tunes, read more.
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