This is full of dark, jazzy, soulful, bluesy Christmas songs. It seems influenced as much by Billie Holiday as it does by Vince Guaraldi. I don't care too much for "North Pole Man", but the rest of this is terrific. It's pretty much all original songs, which definitely helps. You can put this in your Christmas playlist knowing that yet another version of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" won't be coming up.