This driving rock version of Up on the Housetop is full of interesting surprises and perfect for young jazz bands or experienced ensembles. After establishing the funky rock groove, there's a duet between trumpet and alto sax to state the melody. The solo section features space for improvised solos for alto sax, tenor sax or trumpet over blues changes in E-flat concert. Optional parts for flute, clarinet and horn in F are included for expanded instrumentation. Can it be a Christmas concert without Up on the Housetop?