Spike Jones was one of those rare talents who stayed playful with his art. He recorded a ton of holiday music, sadly crowded out these days by insipid and derivative renditions that feel more like money grabs than celebrations. Case in point: his spirited rendition of Jingle Bells.
Spike inspired many great covers in his style, like this version by the Pittsburgh Symphony Brass:
Here's a lot more Spike if that tickled your fancy, ranging from serious to silly. Man, Spike and his musicians and singers were the tops in any style.
Spike Jones – Jingle Bells (YouTube / Jazz & Blues Experience)