Christmas with Kitchen is a yearly tradition that bangs in the holiday season with the perfect blend of human holiday emotion of nostalgia, melancholia, and humour. Its like arriving home to the good ‘ol family holiday reunion with all of the odd, imperfect but loveable qualities that make Christmas the magically memorable event that one anticipates. Recent collaborators have been Pål Jackman, Eva Bjerga Haugen, Rønnaug Bakke, and Tore Meberg. These concerts are always sold out, and an event always looked forward to by the orchestra.
Starting in 2010 Kitchen Orchestra started collaborating with label CCAP in releasing vinyl Christmas singles with Stavanger artists, starting the tradition with Pål Jackman and his song “Jul (i sin helhet) på Jæren” (Christmas (In All Its Glory) In Jæren).
In 2011 Kitchen invited Kaizers Orchestra frontman Janove Ottesen, featuring his song “Pumper Julen Rett Inn” (Pumping Christmas Right In) referring to the featured pump organ.
In 2015 Kitchen Orchestra released its third Christmas single “Den fjerde vise mann” (Jørgen Tjemsland) / “Bess så det æ, så æ det jul” (Signe Irene Time).