Cheer(s)

Still having trouble getting into the holiday spirit? Try this recipe:

Easy Jazzy Holiday Cheer

Ingredients:
2 servings of your favorite holiday beverage
Recommended options: Disaronno on the rocks; mulled wine; ice-cold (it really should be ice-cold) Frangelico; spicy winter lager; or, if you don't drink (in which case you might need more than this recipe to muster up some holiday cheer), try the peppermint mocha from Starbucks
1 "Cool Yule" by Louis Armstrong
1 "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" by Billie Holiday
1 "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" by Dave Brubeck
1 "Blue Christmas" by Harry Connick Jr.
1 "Baby It's Cold Outside" by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan
1 "I Bought You a Plastic Star for Your Aluminum Tree" by Michael Franks
1 "Linus and Lucy" by Vince Guaraldi Trio
1 "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve" by Diana Krall & The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
1 "Sleigh Ride" by Boston Pops
1 "The Christmas Waltz" by Harry Connick Jr.
1 "Blue XMas" by Gil Evans
1 "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer" by Louis Armstrong
1 "Skating" by David Benoit
1 "I Believe" by Frank Sinatra
1 "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by Ella Fitzgerald

Optional stir-ins:
1 "All That I Want" by The Weepies
1 "Song for a Winter's Night" by Sarah McLachlan
1 "Someday at Christmas" by Stevie Wonder

Directions:
Download, pour, enjoy. Merry Christmas.

8 comments:

Amy said...

love it. I may just need to download all of these for some Christmas spirit in this hotel room in vancouver. cheers to you!!!

Robyn said...

Amy - How are you feeling??

Amy said...

about 90% -- weather here sucks so that isn't helping.. just a nagging cough/tickle in my throat... can't wait to be home for the holidays for sure! :)

Sheila said...

I don't cook all that much, but this is a recipe I can handle! Add to it Chris Botti's trumpet solo version of "Hallelujah" and good ol' Nat King Cole, and you have a perfect itunes holiday playlist!

Robyn said...

How could I forget Nat King Cole?!

Kim said...

You forgot to add 1 adorable Kostyn Christmas card hung on the fridge with care.

Robyn said...

We got Nicky's today! Talk about adorable... (even the bit about the Cowboys going to the Super Bowl couldn't detract)

Kim said...

Hey, at least I got Penn State in there too!