Shelby Lynne, "Merry Christmas"
Lynne brings her signature blend of honky-tonk, blues, and dusky jazz to her first album of Christmas songs. She knows when to have a good time ("Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town") and when to give the classics a twangy makeover ("Silver Bells," "Silent Night"). Two of Lynne's originals ("Xmas" and "Ain't Nothin' Like Christmas") work nicely alongside the chestnuts.
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