The month of December is all about Hanukkah, Christmas, and freezing your n**s off. Also, it's about counting down some of the best music of the year. I've also associated jazz with this month perhaps because, amongst other reasons, the Vince Guaraldi Trio's Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack has always been a holiday season fixture of mine. That got me thinking. And compiling. And Photoshopping. Stay posted for the next few weeks as I roll out some personalized mixtapes highlighting the work of some of my favorite artists over the past year... with a Blue Note twist.