Mindy Smith combines the voice and style of Brandi Carlile and Norah Jones. Her music is a blend of country, folk, indie and jazz all intermingled into a smooth, mellow mix.

The 11-song holiday collection features six original tracks written by Smith, along with five Christmas classics including “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Silver Bells” and “Away in a Manger,” which is a harmonious blend of vocals with Alison Krauss.

The weakness of the album comes from the original songs. While not bad, they’re just a little sleepy. And if it weren’t for a few words like shepherd, Santa and pumpkin pie, you wouldn’t even recognize “Follow the Shepherd Home” and “Santa Will Find You” as holiday music.

Grade: B

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