Winter Fire & Snow
Nashville jazz singer Benita Hill has made a perfectly lovely Christmas album that you'll be loving for years to come. Sexy and swinging takes on 'I'll Be Home For Christmas' and 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' are backed with a subtle trio and enlivened with unerring phrasing from Hill. A few modern tunes are included, such as the classy title track. In a season where albums tend to be overbearing or sticky sweet, this sets an atmosphere for relaxing and giving. It goes down like hot cider and bourbon on a cold winter's night.