Today’s holiday offerings, some Christmas songs, with a beat. Because, you know, Christmas parties shouldn’t be a total snooze!

Ella Fitzgerald – Sleigh Ride (The Latin Project Remix)

There is a CD out there called Merry Mixmas. It takes a hint from the popular “Verve Remixed” projects and updates some classic Christmas recordings by some of jazz’ greatest voices. We’re not talking full on Vasquez-esque tribal reworkings, but you get to hear your Christmas favorites, with a more electro-jazz feel. Here is a re-working of Ella Fitzgerald. Enjoy!!

Lena Horne – Let It Snow!Let It Snow!Let It Snow! (Suedojazz Remix)

Here’s another oustanding mix. This time with Lena Horne lending her voice. Now I’m not gonna dupe you into thinking that every track on the cd is utter bliss… however it’s about 85% effective. Some mixes fall a little short. I would also recommended tracking down the physical CD, as opposed to going to iTunes… last I checked iTunes was missing a few songs. For shame!!

Next week… bring on the punks!