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Like musicians in every genre, jazzers can't resist the lure of making Christmas and/or holiday themed albums from time to time. Some of the efforts turn into timeless classics. But let's be real—most of 'em don't. We talk about two recent efforts, an oddity from the 'ninties, and one of Capitol records many repackaging of their back catalog for holiday commerce. Straps yourselves in, elves.

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  • Discussion of the album A Capitol Christmas featuring various artists (Capitol) 6:25
  • Discussion of Johnny Costa's album Christmas Reflections—Solo Piano (L&M) 24:35
  • Discussion of Norah Jones' album I Dream of Christmas (Blue Note ) 34:35
  • Discussion of Steven Feifke and Benny Benack III's album Season's Swingin' Greetings (Cellar Music Group) 47:50
  • Pop Matters 1:04:45

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