Christmas Music that doesn’t Suck!?

A Very Ping Pong Christmas – Funky Treats From Santa’s Bag
by Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra

Probably my favorite artist as of lately has made a Christmas album, in the same style as his other albums… stylish retro funky jazz. It’s Christmas music that doesn’t suck, I swear!

Amazon (has sample clips) (info about Shawn Lee)

Review: One of the funkiest Holiday albums you’ll ever hear — a great set of instrumentals that’s every bit as great as the other work by Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra, but which has a special Christmas focus as well! All the tunes here are familiar carols, but Shawn does them with a hip instrumental groove that’s got plenty of snapping drums on the bottom — and lots of cool flourishes from vibes, keyboards, and guitar over the top! This is definitely the right sort of CD to spice up any sort of Holiday gathering– and it features wonderful funky takes on “Little Drummer Boy”, “O Come All Ye Faithful”, “Do You Hear What I Hear”, “My Favorite Things”, “Jingle Bells”, “Deck The Halls”, “Silent Night”, and “Carol Of The Bells”. – Dusty Groove America