To me, the official soundtrack of hanging your stockings with care is an eggnog-fueled playlist of jazz and pop standards, starting with Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" and ending with, well, Bing Crosby's "White Christmas," with a healthy pour of Frank Sinatra, Burl Ives and Louis Armstrong in between. Fortunately, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra understands exactly what the swingin' Yuletide season is all about. Their annual Home for the Holidays show is always a fun, finger-snapping romp through Christmas' greatest hits. Plus, this year's featured vocalist is a perfect addition to the festivities: Carmen Bradford (pictured), a protege of Count Basie, has counted Sinatra among her many collaborators.

To me, the official soundtrack of hanging your stockings with care is an eggnog-fueled playlist of jazz and pop standards, starting with Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" and ending with, well, Bing Crosby's "White Christmas," with a healthy pour of Frank Sinatra, Burl Ives and Louis Armstrong in between. Fortunately, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra understands exactly what the swingin' Yuletide season is all about. Their annual Home for the Holidays show is always a fun, finger-snapping romp through Christmas' greatest hits. Plus, this year's featured vocalist is a perfect addition to the festivities: Carmen Bradford (pictured), a protege of Count Basie, has counted Sinatra among her many collaborators.

CJO is also supporting the Mid-Ohio Foodbank this season with a special Saturday matinee; patrons are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to the 2 p.m. set on Dec. 4.