Meaghan Smith – It Snowed (Warner Music Canada)

Christmas albums can sometimes be dicey affairs. After all, how many more times must listeners be subjected to the same old, same old Christmas songs that have been engrained in our brains? If you’re looking for something fresh and lovely to listen to this holiday season, I highly recommend checking out Meaghan Smith’s It Snowed. Smith brings an unfettered joy to tracks like Silver Bells and Little Drummer Boy, with the latter being re-imagined in a way that sheds a whole new light on the song.  With an appearance by fellow Haligonian Buck 65 on Baby It’s Cold Outside, you’ve got a holiday record that will easily stand the test of time and stand out as an original.