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Want to feel a little creepy inside during the holiday season? Try some smooth jazz, the last taboo genre yet to be reclaimed by hipsters. You think out-jazz reissuespenny whistles, African drum thumps, and bleeping hornsare the real hard stuff? Well, guess again. Challenge yourself with the lite warblings of David Benoit, Al Jarreau, and Melissa Manchester, who tackle the Peanuts songbook on their “Charlie Brown & Friends” tour. Relax in the warm-milk feeling of music that manages to conjure both parade floats and the dentist’s office. Try not to feel skeezy in the new sweater your mom let you open early. And try not to love it when they play tunes from Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas at 8 p.m. at DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and C Streets NW. $50. (202) 432-7328 (Jason Cherkis)