How about original Christmas music? Something completely new, yet still paying tribute to the ‘Christmas spirit’. Folk/rock band The Broken Places attempt to provide this and succeed in their new album “Spirited“, which contains 5 original songs inspired by Christmas. They have come a long way since their days of recording songs for only family and friends to brighten spirits. After being urged by a friend to release an album, here they are with “Spirited”. Ranging from the playful “We’ll stay up late until Christmas morning” sentiment of “Make Wee Merry” to the bittersweet acoustic ballad “Bitter Holiday”, there should be something here for all lovers of holiday music, and you have to respect the band for creating something new from an old tradition.