Spike Jones Christmas is still the best Christmas

Spike Jones was one of those rare talents who stayed playful with his art. He recorded a ton of holiday music, sadly crowded out these days by insipid and derivative renditions that feel more like money grabs than celebrations. Case in point: his spirited rendition of Jingle Bells.

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Spike inspired many great covers in his style, like this version by the Pittsburgh Symphony Brass:

Here’s a lot more Spike if that tickled your fancy, ranging from serious to silly. Man, Spike and his musicians and singers were the tops in any style.

Spike Jones – Jingle Bells (YouTube / Jazz & Blues Experience)

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