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Yule Tune Review

Tis the season for Christmas music! Hooray!

This week I have two albums for you. Both you should listen to, but one you should listen to all season long!

Colbie Caillat - 'Christmas in the Sand'

I don't like Colbie Caillat. I'll just put that out there. Her music has no substance. It's not even bubble gummy it's just...fluff.

Well, this Christmas album is no different. It's half-assed attempt at your holiday favorites, with some flousy originals thrown in there for good measure. It's good background music if you're having a holiday get together. Who doesn't need more company-friendly music?

Favorite tracks:

Christmas in the Sand - This one is my favorite song on the album because a) it's an original (as far as I know) so I have no other version to compare it to, giving Colbie a leg up where she has none on other songs on the album and b) I'm staying in LA for Christmas so, essentially, it will be Christmas in or very near to the sand for me this year.

Everyday is Christmas ft Jason Reeves - This song is just as sweet as a sugar plum!! Colbie makes it through the song without completely botching the harmonies...all said, a good for snuggling up during the holidays.

Cee Lo Green - 'Cee Lo's Magic Moment'

O Holy Night this album is great!! There are a good deal of original tracks, which is always a plus with Christmas collections. Wonderful guest appearances by Christina Aguilera, Rod Stewart, Straight No Chaser and...THE MUPPETS!!

So many singers just breeze through covers of holiday faves like robots. But Cee Lo makes each one his very own and, in some cases, he trumps other renditions. This album is so much fun, and really got me into the Christmas mood this year.

Favorite tracks (hard to choose because I really enjoyed this whole album):

All I Need Is Love ft The Muppets - The Muppets!! The Muppets!! The Muppets!! This song is adorable, so fun and...The Muppets! (I heart them).

Mary, Did You Know? - Cee Lo does a beautiful job with this one. His phrasing and style is so well thought out, making the song even more moving.

Hooray for Christmas! Now that we're well in to December, you're safe to decorate, buy a tree and dust off those favorite Christmas tunes classic and new!



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