This morning, I was a guest in the Dutch Radio6-show The Beat, playing obscure, yet funky X-mas choons. Also playing was the Tiny Little Big Band, a 'band of gentlemen' playing the standards. They made a Christmas album, and one of the highlights is a version of Gloria In Excelsis Deo, described by the band as 'part jazz, part churchhymn, part carnival.'
Tiny Little Big Band - Allegro in Excelsis Deo
If this is way too smooth for you, try this:
Tryfles - Gloria