Rarebird Records is an independent Canadian record company that specializes in a variety of styles, "from Americana blue-grass to indie folk rock, and singer-songwriter pop to soul infused art-rock." They have also released a pair of excellent little Christmas compilations called A Rarebird in a Pear Tree via Noisetrade; Volume 1 was released last year and Volume 2 was released this year.
Though they are both short, there are a lot of highlights on each album. I really like the two songs by Shelley Adams - she has a very beautiful voice that sounds like Sarah McLachlan at times. "The Friendly Beasts" by
http://www.noisetrade.com/rarebirdrecords (Volume 1)