The list author says: "I love to listen to Christmas music during the holiday. However, I also look for something edgy. These are my favorite albums that offer something more than what you'll hear in a department store (not quite true, I have heard a few cuts of these in public). My collection runs over 100 CD's."
"For Christmas songs, I will occasionally venture into the smoother side of jazz, but I never go far. Russ's Holiday album is one of the best of that genre. For me, it's stronger than the holiday albums by Fourplay, Yellowjackets, Rangell, Boney James or Grover Washington."
"Justin Time has 4 albums out, plus Oliver Jones has his own album out. For me, some tracks are stronger than others. I like Oliver Jones's contributions. Justin Time's first is the best with a contribution by Diana Krall."