Bad Girls Need Christmas, Too


By Tray Butler

Nostalgia reigns in these six new holiday albums

Tamar Braxton
Winter LoversLand (Epic/Streamline)

I bet Tamar Braxton hates it when folks call her “Toni’s baby sister” and luckily this effervescent Christmas collection proves that Tamar is a gifted chanteuse in her own right, not just another piña colada-swilling drama mama on Braxton Family Values

Her sultry “Santa Baby” favors naughty over niceties, stripping the usual comedic overtones and saving the chuckles for “The Chipmunk Song” (featuring bizarre skreet talk from sister Trina). The best track, Tamar’s bubbly, syncopated update of “Sleigh Ride,” could live in retail rotation for generations to come. Now who’s the boss?