For hipsters weary of the same old Christmas songs, there is PUTUMAYO PRESENTS A JAZZ & BLUES CHRISTMAS. Some classic old-school cool is here--note the songs by Charles Brown, Ray Charles, and B.B. King--along with traditional jazz (Dukes of Dixieland), soul-jazz (Ramsey Lewis), and a few flourishing talents as well (Mighty Blue Kings, Topsy Chapman). The Christmas spirit is here, but with a sly and funky flavor.
Dirty Linen (p.62) - "It's a festive holiday spirit created by this collection of blues, boogie, swing, and New Orleans-style jazz."
Christmas Celebration - B.B. King
Santa's Blues - Charles V. Brown
Wrap Yourself in a Christmas Package - Randy Greer/Ignasi Terraza Trio/Randy Greer/Charles Brown