Christmas In The Sand
Label: Universal Records
Whether you're a surfer dude or a plowman from Buffalo, you're sure to find Colbie Caillat's Christmas in the Sand to be a charming little record. Interestingly, the music contains a touch more swagger than the singer-songwriter's "secular" fare. Boasting a punchy sound that recalls early-'80s Lindsey Buckingham, she bops from rockabilly ("Merry Christmas, Baby") to rhythm and blues ("Santa Baby") to jazzy jump blues ("Baby, It's Cold Outside"). But this doesn't mean Ms. Caillat isn't her usual dreamy self; she most certainly is on both "Silver Bells" and the timeless "The Christmas Song."