By Ivory Jeff Clinton Jessica Herndon Chuck Arnold and Kevin O'Donnell
Updated December 17, 2012 12:00 PM
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>1. LADY ANTEBELLUM

On This Winter’s Night

Lady A sprinkles in a decent original (the fireplace-ready title tune) among this easy-listening fare, but they could still use a little something to spice up their eggnog. []

2. HOLIDAYS RULE

From Paul McCartney to Fun and the Civil Wars, this eclectic set is a sparkler. []

3. KEM

What Christmas Means

This smooth soul man jazzes up chestnuts like “Merry Christmas, Baby.” []

4. LAURIE BERKNER

A Laurie Berkner Christmas

Sure, everyone’s a kid at Christmas, but Berkner will delight real tots. []

5. A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS: 25 YEARS

The seasonal series, benefiting the Special Olympics, gets the gold for its silver-anniversary collection featuring dream-pop gems by Train and OneRepublic. []

REVIEWED BY CHUCK ARNOLD, IVORY JEFF CLINTON AND JESSICA HERNDON