Vérité – “I Don’t Want You to Come Home for Christmas”
We have always loved this artist. You can imagine our excitement when we heard she had holiday originals. This one is a lovely acoustic ballad, made perfect with vocals that are as smooth as they are sardonic. We appreciate her anti holiday love story style on this one and believe it should be on heavy rotation at every holiday party you attend this year.
Nicki Wells – “A Little Christmas of My Own”
UK songwriter Nicki Wells shows an almost Joni Mitchell style craft on this one. Her ability to dip into nostalgia and melancholy are what we love about the genre and shows her gift. Although her talent is refreshing in any season, it seems like her art shines even more brightly during the holidays. It is rare to be introduced to a favorite songwriter through the holiday genre, but we are happy that Wells does exactly that.