'Holiday Guitars' is a delightfully hypnotic collection of classic Christmas songs. Bluesy bottleneck slide and percussive, melodic guitars. Imagine an impromptu yuletide jam session between Ry Cooder and Michael Hedges. 'Holiday Guitars' begins with a driving rendition of 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,' and closes with the starkly beautiful solo baritone slide of 'Amazing Grace.' Other treats along the way include a sleepy Hawaiian-tinged 'Silent Night,' and a humorously reggae-styled 'Jingle Bells.'