As the title implies, DJ's Choice: Swingle Bells collects jazzy versions of Christmas favorites. While it's not a great work of art, the collection is much better than some other volumes in the DJ's Choice series in that it's not trying to replicate pop singles; instead it features a group of session players and a moderately talented singer turning out competently jazz-tinged versions of "Sleigh Ride," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "Jingle Bells," and "The Little Drummer Boy," among others. While jazz purists will definitely want a holiday collection with their favorite artists on it, those looking to create a snazzy, festive mood on a budget could do much worse than this album.
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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares