If Christmas in the States is traditionally about pine trees and snowy days, Christmas in the hinterlands of Mexico takes on a very different shape. Just listen to the plaintive strains of Intocable's "Una Navidad Sin Ti" and you'll see what we mean: exchange sleigh bells for dusty cantinas and wailing accordions, and you're halfway there. Christmas in Mexico is a different beast, and that's what makes this music such a joy to hear. Sadly, the compilation's quality varies. Do yourself a favor and skip La Tropa F's "Llego Navidad," among a few others.