1. Ken Tucker reviews two very different interpretations of holiday cheer:

    New collections of Christmas music are already being released. Kelly Clarkson's recently released Wrapped in Red debuted at No.3 on the Billboard Top 200, while Nick Lowe's new one, called Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the Family, finds him mixing traditional songs with new ones he’s written or co-written with Ry Cooder.

    Ken Tucker says that Lowe’s album, “Wins this year’s genially eccentric holiday music award, with jazzy, folky performances,” whereas Clarkson’s album is a “Glossy, but heartfelt work.”

    See what you think, hear the review and samples from the album HERE.

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