While most holiday albums look to the past for inspiration, soundtrack composer Eban Schletter gazes to the future on his yuletide sojourn. Schletter – who has scored for “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Mr. Show with Bob and David” – presents a loose narrative of a military satellite that switches its programming from armed conflict to peace and goodwill due to a timely transmission of seasonal songs.

While Schletter’s Mannheim Steamroller-ish instrumentals of well-worn winter hits lacks stimulation, Schletter’s two originals make the grade. “Send Christmas Into the Universe” has an appropriate chorale arrangement that suitably goes with likeminded perennial December favorites. Pop-flavored “What Will Become of Christmas,” sung by fellow L.A. artist Grant-Lee Phillips, could fit well on the next Celine Dion or some other diva’s 12th-month song collection.

Eban Schletter’s Cosmic Christmas is best experienced after some spiked egg nog or, better yet, as a live stage show such as the one Schletter has offered up this year.