Tennessee Christmas by Lindi Ortega

The quirky tendencies she showed on her recent Little Red Boots album are largely toned down on this rustic, bluegrassy affair, emerging only on the lightweight novelty “All I Want for Christmas,” a yee-hawed wish for a real-live cowboy. Lindi gets closer to the emotional heart of the holidays and the spirit of selflessness on the tender “Christmas Carol.” The song’s potential isn’t fully realized, as it’s left sounding unfinished—which is true of this entire 4-song package, a likeable but modest gift that wraps almost as quickly as it’s opened.