Have a Very Jazzy Christmas With Christabel and the Jons

First the Homegrown compilation of local bands performing Christmas songs, then Scott Miller's Christmas Gift EP, and now Christabel and the Jons have just released a full-length Christmas album—that's a lot of local holiday music available for the next few weeks, more than enough for a dinner party or holiday gathering, and the perfect size for stuffing stockings.

The new Christabel disc, appropriately titled The Christmas Album, is the band's first release since early 2009's Custom Made for You. The album features a dozen Christmas songs—from old chestnuts like "Winter Wonderland" and "The Christmas Song" to a sultry instrumental rendition of Vince Guaraldi's "Christmas Time Is Here," from A Charlie Brown Christmas, and John Prine's "Christmas in Prison"—performed in the band's trademark torch jazz style. The Christmas Album is available at the Disc Exchange and at christabelmusic.com.