The signs of Christmas are all around us: The air has turned chilly, Starbucks has resumed serving gingerbread lattes in seasonal red cups, and countless recording artists have released holiday albums. This year's crop contains some diverse offerings and unexpected gems from Hall of Famers (Bob Dylan), faerie goddesses (Tori Amos) and heavy-metal icons (Rob Halford). These discs might not replace your well-loved LPs by Nat "King" Cole or Mitch Miller & the Gang, but they will add a little variety and idiosyncrasy to your... More >>>