The GLIDE Ensemble and Change Band perform at the GLIDE Annual Holiday Jam, a fundraiser for the famed San Francisco community organization. (Courtesy photo)

Holiday Pop Music: Bells jingle, chestnuts roast as seasonal tunes play on

Gospel, carols, folk tunes, show tunes, jazz and rock fill stages and concert halls:

GLIDE Annual Holiday Jam-Love Matters: Valerie Simpson, Justin Vivian Bond and Youth Speaks join the GLIDE Ensemble and Change Band for the annual fundraiser. 7 p.m. Dec. 3, $65-$250. Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.,

Alice in Winterland: James Bay, Harry Connick Jr. and Michael Franti perform. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, $48.50-$98.50. Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.,

Wild 94.9’s Jingle Ball 2015: Selena Gomez, Calvin Harris, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Tove Lo, Shawn Mendes, R. City, Conrad Sewell, Alessia Cara and DNCE appear. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, $35-$100. Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland,

One Starry Night: Pentatonix, Echosmith, Rachel Platten and Jamie Lawson perform. 8 p.m. Dec. 5, $35-$55. Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.,

Help is on the Way for the Holidays: The cabaret benefit for the Richmond/ERMET AIDS Foundation features Martha Wash, Mary Wilson, Steve Grand, Jake Simpson, Shawn Ryan, Jason Brock, Carly Ozard, Russ Lorensen, Lea Bourgade and others, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, $50 and up. Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.,

Spencer Day: The singer-songwriter-pianist’s new cabaret show is “A Rebel Without a Claus.” 7 p.m. Dec. 9, 8 p.m. Dec. 10, $40-$55. Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.,

Soulful Christmas-Gospel Holiday Concert 2015: Yvonne Cobbs and the legendary Lorraine Hansberry Theatre Choir appear in the seasonal show. Dec. 10-Dec. 25, $15-$25. Southside Theater, Fort Mason, Building D, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.,

LIVE 105’s Not So Silent Night: Weezer, Death Cab For Cutie, Bastille, Silversun Pickups, Chvrches, Halsey, Foals and X Ambassadors play. 5:30 p.m. Dec. 11, $39.50-$69.50. Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland,

Russ Lorenson: “Christmas in San Francisco,” the singer’s 10th annual jingle-jazzy holiday show, features the 16-piece Kelly Park Big Band. 8 p.m. Dec. 11, $35. Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.,

Nick Lowe: The veteran pop rocker returns with another rendition of his “Quality Holiday Revue.” 9 p.m. Dec. 11, $30. Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.,

Colors of Christmas: Oleta Adams, Peabo Bryson, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr. and Bebe Winans appear at the S.F. Symphony holiday pops event. 8 p.m. Dec. 14-15, $20-$110. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.,

Train: The rockers play a “San Francisco Christmas Party.” 8 p.m. Dec. 14, $50. Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.,

Adam Shulman
: The pianist plays Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” 7 and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 16, $20. Joe Henderson Lab, SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.,

An Appalachian Christmas
: Violin great Mark O’Connor and guests Carrie Rodriguez and Cia Cherryholmes play carols, bluegrass and other traditional American music. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, $25-$55. Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.,

A Broadway Christmas
: Tony Award-winning star Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the San Francisco Symphony for a night of holiday cheer. 8 p.m. Dec, 16, $20-$85. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.,

Countess Katya Smirnoff-Skyy
: San Francisco’s favorite glamorous redhead — the drag alter-ego of J. Conrad Frank — appears in her annual holiday cabaret show. 7 p.m. Dec. 16, 8 p.m. Dec. 17, $30-$45. Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.,

Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show: The gospel greats sing holiday music. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17-18, $35-$95. SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.,

Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour 2015: The smooth saxophone jazz concert also features Jonathan Butler, Candy Dulfer and Bill Medley. 8 p.m. Dec. 18, $49.50-125.50. Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.,

A Charlie Brown Christmas-Live with the S.F. Symphony: Vocalists Jodi Benson, the cast of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and the S.F. Symphony Choir sing holiday favorites. 4 p.m. Dec. 18, 2 p.m. Dec. 19 and Dec. 24, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 and Dec. 22-23, $15-$80. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.,

Windham Hill Winter Solstice Concert: Instrumentalists Barbara Higbie, Alex de Grassi and Lisa Lynne celebrate the holiday season. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 19, $30-$70. SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.,

Kim Nalley: The San Francisco blues-jazz artist sings a gospel Christmas show with guests Sharon Scott, Zoe Ellis and more. 3 p.m. Dec. 20, $35-$50. Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.,

Klezmatics: The Grammy-winning klezmer band plays from its 2006 album “Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanukkah.” 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 20, $25-$60. SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.,

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