Sunday, December 11, 2011

An obsession & a giveaway


When December arrives, my iPod, CD's and radio are all tuned to holiday music all the time. Since I only listen to it for the month of December, it always seems like way to soon the time is over and it is gone again. I probably should not admit to this, but I have 612 holiday songs on my iPod. One and a half days of music without listening to the same song twice.
I love the traditional favorites - Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Michael Buble. I also like music of all genres from George Winston's "Holly & the Ivy" to Bare Naked Ladies & Sarah MacLachlan's "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" to Kanye West's "Christmas in Harlem".
Each year I try to find a new CD to add to my collection. Last year I found my new favorite from Beth Twist's Heartstring Samplery blog - Dave Barnes' "Very Merry Christmas". Now I am looking for a new favorite for this year and would love to hear what your favorite CD is.
Please leave a comment on this post or drop me an email at pgagliardi9@hotmail.com with your favorite song/CD and I'll enter you in my Christmas giveaway.
This giveaway includes: a $20 Winding Vine Designs giftcard for use in my Etsy shop or on my TDIPT Mercantile page, a little giftcard pouch that I knitted and felted, a prim reindeer, a sweet little star pot ornament with a little battery powered candle inside (created by my SIL Joy of Joyfully Yours) and a Blessings tag/ornament also created by Joy.
I'll draw a name next Saturday and hopefully your package will arrive before Christmas.
I can't wait to hear about your favorites!
"In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”
~Luke 1:42-45
Blessings, Patti

46 comments:

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Patti. I just bought a CD at Walmart for $5.00 with 50 Christmas songs. I know, before you think junky, we played it all night and every song is beautiful. It's called
50 Christmas Favorites by Sonoma Entertainment. It was in a bin in the Christmas section. Really, it's 3 discs and it's a bargain.
Please enter me in your giveaway.
Thanks and Merry Christmas!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Oh, I added your giveaway to my blog sidebar. Thanks again.

Tammy said...

I love all the Manheim Steamroller Christmas cds. They are so inspirational! Thanks for the giveaway!

Debby said...

I love the new cd from Michael Buble-Christmas!

Greetings from Debby,
the Netherlands

Shirlee said...

Patti ... I would love to be entered in your wonderful giveaway! My favorite Christmas song or CD ... that's a tough one because there are so many. Sigh! I do have 2 instrumental numbers that bring back many memories & make Christmas, well, Christmas! One is Sleigh Ride by the Boston Pops, & the other is Jingo Jango by the Bert Kaempfert.

Blessings,
Shirlee

http://farmhouseponderings.blogspot.com/

Pamela said...

I love Christmas music of any type. In fact I just received a CD from a Mennonite store I visit frequently. Just beautiful!
I would love to enter your giveaway! Thank you f

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in your
giveaway.Josh Gorban has a wonderful
christmas CD
Thanks and Have a wonderful
holiday
Darlene N
MI

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Hi Patti-Isn't Christmas music lovely! I'd love to be entered in your latest giveaway. Thanks so much and have a Blessed Christmas!

bayrayschild said...

Hi Patti,
I love all of your Christmas decorations they are displayed so nicely!

"Diana Krall Christmas Songs" is my favorite CD

Merry, Merry!
Audrey

Farm Field Primitives said...

I think one of my favorites is Christmas Canon. I love them all and like you have every radio tuned in to Christmas music. Thanks so much for your wonderful giveaway....I would love to be entered. Have a very Merry Christmas!!
~Melissa~

Carol Stuck said...

Oh...please include me in your fun holiday giveaway!! I love all of the prim goodies!!! Wow...my favorite holiday music....that is easy....ANYTHING sung by Nat King cole. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire........

holiday hugs
grams1garden

paulette said...

My Favourite Christmas CDs are Boney M Christmas CD and Mariah Carey's Christmas CD...I didn't bring them Snow Birding and miss them!!!
Lovely give away!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
Paulette

Anonymous said...

I have ordered the new CD by Jackie Evancho - it is not released until Dec. 13th. Her voice is amazing - a 12 year old with an adult operatic voice.

Charlotte S.

mariebeers said...

I love Celtic Thunder's Christmas. Watched their Christmas show on Public Broadcast and it was wonderful.

TheCrankyCrow said...

What gorgeous holiday displays Patti!!! Your home just has to be a magical holiday wonderland! I love Christmas music too and load up the cd player right after Halloween - keep switching them out so I can make sure and pack all the "favorites" in. So very difficult to choose - but the one I'm finding I'm grabbing the most often going out the door this year is Sarah McLaclan's Wintersong....It's not a new cd - but I enjoy it.....I would LOVE to be entered in you awesome giveaway!! What a great gift package - that little reindeer is so, so, sweet! Thanks so much for the opportunity! Happy listening! Smiles & Monday Hugs ~ Robin (Will also post on my sidebar.....)

Betsy's Basket Blog said...

Hi Patti, Now don't laugh but my favorite CD this year is an oldie from the 60's .... is Frank Sanatra's Christmas Hits. I got it from Amazon and I love it. I never really cared for Frank until the TV program Pan Am came on .... love the song Fly me to the Moon. Please enter me in your giveaway, I love everything!!
Blessings, Anita

Phyllis said...

My favorite CD is Josh Groban's Christmas album.

BumbleBeeLane said...

Do the chipmunks count?..smile...In the car with the girls that keeps them behaved LoL otherwise I'm listening to our 24 hour christmas station.Warm Blessings!~Amy

old crow said...

Hi Patti, I love the new Michael B. cd too!! My all time favorite is Vince Gill Winter Wonderland simply beautiful!! I have been having fun with the new Tony Bennett Duets too.......
Merry Christmas!!
Mona

wickedfaerie said...

I love Micheal Buble's Christmas CD "SNOW" the whole thing is lovely the other one is Love Actually CD with the "All I want for Christmas Is You". It is so upbeat and happy. Lovely giveaway, please enter me.

Thanks
Sue

Merry Christmas
wickedfaerie13@gmail.com

tiffany said...

I love to support independent musicians and there is one that I truely adore. It is Don Thomas and it is peaceful instumental guitar. It is called Christmas Guitar Vol. 1 You can find them on his website: donthomasmusic.com. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kattywhompus Primitives said...

A blessed Christmas Season to you, Patti! My very favorite Christmas CD is by "Jewel" and is called "Joy-A Holiday Collection". It features lots of traditional hymns sung in her lovely, soft voice. I love Jewel's version of "O Holy Night" and also a beautiful song called "Face of Love". I think I bought this CD at Walgreens, of all places. :) You can listen to samples of the songs on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Joy-Holiday-Collection-Jewel/dp/B00000K53Y

Of course I'd love to be entered in your giveaway, but mostly, I just wanted to wish you a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones. Hugs, Rhonda

Ronnie said...

Manheim Steamroller Christmas cds
are great, in fact we are going to hear them next week, their concerts are wonderful!
I love your blog, thanks for sharing so much with us.

jonette said...

I have about 30 Christmas CDs and of those my absolute favorite is Christmas Songs by Diana Krall. Would love to win the prizes. Merry Christmas!

Christine said...

One of my favorite Christmas cd's is an old John Tesh one......beautiful piano music. Pleas enter me in your giveaway! merrry christmas!
christine

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Hi Patti,

Please enter me in your giveaway ! I love the little deer and a gift card for your goodies sounds like my cup of tea !

I had a cd from Northsound of Christmas Sleigh Ride and wore it out but still have a cassette of the same music. Very pretty with the sounds of the birds and sleigh bells in the background.

I also like Manheim Steamroller and just going to church and singing Christmas Carols ! :o)

May you and your family have a very Blessed Christmas season !

Blessings,
Linda

Carmen and the Primcats said...

My very favorite christmas CD is the Transiberian Orchestra Christmas CD. LOVE it!

Please enter me in this adorable Giveaway and I will also post on my giveaway page!

Carmen and the Primcats

HomeSpunPrims said...

Hi Patti,
I don't know if anyone has mentioned Rascal Flatts I'll Be Home For Christmas? Oh the harmony in that song! Love it! Thanks for entering me in your generous giveaway. Lori

Monique said...

I love John Nilsen's Christmas CD. I have it in my car and listen to it on the way to and from work. Thank you for having this giveaway! Merry Christmas!

mckinney37397 said...

I like a lot of the different older albums-Elvis-Beach Boys-Kenny
Chesney-Jimmy Buffet-Allan Jackson two of my favorite songs are River by Robert Downey Jr from the Ally MacBeal show A Very Ally Christmas (a really good cd) and All I Want for Christmas is You by a group that sounds like 60's music Vince Vance and the Valiantsthe radio stations play that song every year

Orange Sink said...

Hi Patti,
It's really fun reading everybody's favorite Christmas music! What a great idea and a very nice give-away! I am a new follower of your blog.
I listen to XM radio's selection of Christmas music in my studio but have a favorite CD I like to listen to in the car....Sheryl Crow's Home For Christmas. I think Hallmark put this out in 2008. I need a new CD player for my studio.... so I guess I better go write a letter to Santa!
Merry Christmas!
Cathy G

Dora said...

Hi Patti,
I have several favorite CD's this time of year but my most favorite is "A New Age Christmas 3" I bought it several years ago for $5.00 at Kmart. It is from 1998, St. Clair Entertainment Group.
It is so calming and tranquil and delightful to have as background music. It's such a pleasure to listen to it during this rushed and busy season. Very relaxing music!

Beckyjean said...

Hi Patti~

I have to say my current favorite Christmas CD is Christmas Eve & Other Stories by Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Have a wonderful evening~Becky

WoolenSails said...

I was blog hopping tonight and noticed the deer in a sidebar, what a wonderful piece. My favorite is "The Animals Christmas", with Amy Grant and Art Garfunkel.

Debbie

Beth Twist said...

Patti, you are SO not alone in your obsession! But I think you already know that...

I haven't found any brand new Christmas albums this year, but am really hankering to get the 2010 release by Casting Crowns. For now, I am still listening to Dave Barnes a LOT, and also enjoying one downloaded last year by Jars of Clay. Oh, and I have dusted off an old favorite from 1992, Russ Taff, A Christmas Song. Yep. Oldie, but goodie. Otherwise, its an ongoing shuffle mix of Ella, Louis, Bing, Harry, Trans-Siberian, and a Pandora station that I have cultivated within an inch of its life. ;)

Supergoof said...

Hi Patty, a very good morning from The Netherlands to you.
I always listen to http://radioplayer.omroep.nl/radio5/ (radio nostalgia)
And they play a lot of old Christmas songs.
;o)

Sherry said...

I would have to say that my very very favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night. It brings tears to my eyes each time I hear it. There are so many more I enjoy but that is definitely my favorite.

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

I guess I'm a country girl. I Love Alan Jackson's Christmas CD and I just picked up Brad Paisley's Christmas CD.
What a wonderful Giveaway! I would Love to be entered.

sandraallen260@centurytel.net

Berit said...

My favorite Christmas music is "Carol of the Bells". So, a few years ago I sorted through iTunes' offerings to find the best (IMO) version. It is by the St. Olaf Choir from their CD "O Yule Full of Gladness", which seems to be really expensive on amazon.

Marc's favorite is "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", and the album from which it comes IS available:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017KQ4EI/ref=dm_sp_alb?ie=UTF8&qid=1323907333&sr=8-1

If you already have so many days w/o repeat, these might already be there, but... These are some beautiful classic Christmas Choir recordings that you just don't hear on the radio or in the shops anymore.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love Christmas music too! One of my faves is the soundtrack from Home Alone.
Love your give-away enter me please!
Cindy

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Anonymous said...

How about and oldie but goodie - Ray Conniff`s "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" (album). I also like some non traditional songs, like Dido`s "On Christmas Day","Christmas Bells" by John Gorka, and "Children`s Winter" by Windham Hill Celtic Christmas. I enjoy your blog and your wonderful prims...thank you for the giveaway and Merry Christmas!

Dogpatch Primitives said...

Hi Patti...what a sweet and generous giveaway! I would love to be entered in for a chance to win.

One of my very fav Christmas CD's is by Il Divo.....I especially love their version of Oh Holy Night.

Jan said...

Oh I love the oldies, I have a CD with Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Love it!

Cottonwood Lane Primitives said...

Hi Patti, Great question! I love Christmas CD's too and have enjoyed hearing everyone's suggestions. I like to look for CD's that have something different on them. If you like brass music I'd recommend Chris Botti's December CD. My other favorites are Maria Carey, Amy Grant and the Peanuts soundtrack. Thanks for offering this generous giveaway! ~Roberta

doni said...

I'm too late for the giveaway ... but I've got the "Cool Christmas" CD and it's a hoot. It's old artists - the first song is "5 lb box of money" by Pearl Bailey! What fun! It may have come in a set with "Classic Christmas"??

Merry, merry!

doni @ Oregon coast