Joy to the Ellington, the Libby Hammer Quintet has come! Let earth receive her swing! Let every heart prepare by buying tickets well in advance and the audience and the staff members sing, and the audience and the staff members sing, and the audience and the sta-a-a-a-aff members sing! If you can forgive the above sacrilege, then you’ll enjoy Libby’s Christmas concert. It has become an institution at the Ellington, this being the seventh year in a row that her quintet has brought their fun and swinging brand of Christmas jazz to holiday season lovers. And although we admit there might be the occasional touch of tongue-in-cheek bah-humbug or festive innuendo woven into the evening’s proceedings, you’ll find that this hand-picked program of Christmas songs provides a heart-warming balance between merry irreverence and poignant reflection. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be glad you came out instead of staying home to wrap presents.