A Very Merry Perri Christmas
Label: Atlantic Records
That album title is more than just a cutesy play on Christina Perri's name. Nothing particularly "merry" here, but what else would you expect from the woman who won our hearts with a jar of them? She gets contemplative about Christmas on original "Something About December," pleads "Please Come Home for Christmas" with vintage whimsy, and yanks your heartstrings with the most melancholic of happy holiday songs ("Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"). Her thin voice can't quite pull off "Ave Maria," but it's charming on "Happy Xmas." Delicious stuff for ruminating over an eggnog or three.