For today, let me just start off by saying, "I don't like jazz."
Actually, jazz is a varied musical style, with a lot of sub-genres, so while I do not care for some jazz there is much that I do enjoy, although I will always be a rock guy at heart (too much money invested in concert tee shirts for me to go all sophisticated now).
The same people who brought us the "Very Special Christmas" series also put out a jazz edition, also in benefit of Special Olympics.
While this is a good compilation on its own, it also serves as a good launch pad for making other discoveries.
One highlight for me was Holly Cole, who had done a couple of albums of Tom Waits' covers that were quite good. Let's give her contribution a listen.
HOLLY COLE-CHRISTMAS BLUES
And everyone likes a little sax for Christmas...
DAVE KOZ-WINTER WONDERLAND
THE BRECKER BROTHERS with STEVE KHAN
THE CHRISTMAS WALTZ