But Putumayo’s New Orleans Christmas? I’d put it on even in the middle of July. This compilation is a great mix of souful and snappy tunes that you know and love, with fresh Nawlins flavored arrangements — sort of like celebrating Christmas as if it required sipping a tasty Hurricane while cruising Bourbon Street in a feather boa and beads.
Not that I ever did that.
The album’s a wonderful alternative to the more traditional kid’s holiday music offerings out there, and you can’t beat that Putumayo donates a portion of the proceeds to Habitat for Humanity. Now that’s what I call holiday spirit. -Kristen