"Fairies On A String For Your Ass"
I could never surmise to express that holiday sentiment better than Thing-Fish. Or Duke Ellington. Specifically, Duke Ellington's jazz Nutcracker Suite. It's tucked onto an album (Three Suites) that wouldn't show up on any general Christmas music search. It's meaty, joyful, swinging and sweet, and extracted into a playlist below.
Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite