Jazzing My Way through December

My mom loved the sounds of jazz and big band, and she got me interested in some of it at a young age. I still remember her jitterbugging out on the dance floor with my uncle. My dad only did the slow stuff (as do I—unless it’s “The Chicken Dance” or “The Hokey Pokey.” Those two I can handle.) Here are some of her vintage favorites, along with a few of my own from the modern era.

VINTAGE: “Jingle Bells” by Frank Sinatra

VINTAGE: “Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee

VINTAGE: “Frosty the Snowman” by Ella Fitzgerald

VINTAGE: “Let it Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” by Dean Martin

MODERN: “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” by Eva Celia

MODERN: “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Haley Reinhart and Casey Abrams

MODERN: “We Three Kings” by Wynton Marshalls and the Lincoln Center Orchestra

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