The Hot Box Christmas Bonus

Your Christmas Bonus!

A Special Christmas Edition of The Hot Box in which we try to avoid the schmaltzy Christmas songs you know and love…….

We are still seeking recordings by Irish pianists, so if you know of any, let us know. The Hot Box is released on www.jazzireland.ie every 2 weeks and can be heard on-line around the world. Tell your jazz loving friends, and talk to us direct with comments and suggestions to

Track Listing for The Hot Box Christmas Bonus

# Artist Track Title Time
01 Louis Armstrong Zat You Santa Claus? 02:04
02 Barbara Dennerlein B’s X-mas Blues 03:29
03 Nigel Mooney Twenty-First Century Santa Claus Blues 10:47
04 Dave Stryker God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 16:28
05 Charles Brown Merry Christmas Baby 21:32
06 Eddie Higgins Sleigh Ride 26:17
07 Diana Krall What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? 30:41
08 Rob McConnell’s Boss Brass Christmas Love Song 34:47
09 Inner Voices Boogie Woogie Santa Claus 39:54
10 Les Brown and His Band of Renown The Nutcracker Suite 43:03
11 Nigel Mooney It Ain’t Nobody’s Christmas But Our Own 50:41
12 Barbara Dennerlein Little Drummer Boy 54:55
13 The Hot Club of Detroit Skating 1:00:39
14 Louis Armstrong Christmas in New Orleans 1:03:10
15 Cecile McLorin Salvant Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 1:06:51


Donald Helme
Author: Donald Helme
Donald presented Jazz Alley, Ireland’s number one jazz show, on RTE Lyric FM from the station’s first week on air until the end of 2015. “I am not a musician, and have never pretended to be anything other than a lifetime fan with loads of experience and hopefully, good ears.”
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