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Enjoy A Celtic Christmas from Putumayo

Read on for a chance to win a 5-CD set of Putumayo’s Christmas music. Dan Storper is the CEO and Founder of Putumayo World Music. Looking for some new family Christmas music this holiday season?  We are excited to bring you our latest release, Celtic Christmas, an enchanting collection of Celtic music from Ireland, Scotland, England, Canada and United States. Celtic Christmas joins our other Christmas CDs: A Jazz & Blues Christmas, New Orleans Christmas, Christmas Around the World and World Christmas Party, which are sold at most Whole Foods Market stores. Celtic Christmas offers Celtic interpretations of Christmas classics along with an original recording. The collection begins with the joyful singing of The Albion Christmas Band on “Here We Come A-Wassalling” and moves into Charles T. Cozen’s instrumental version of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.’” The Gothard Sisters update the classic “Little Drummer Girl” with fiddle and guitar, while DruidStones’ rendition of the French carol “Noel Nouvelet” features harp and harmonious vocals. David Huntsinger adds an original Celtic twist on the classic “Angels We Have Heard On High” while Charles T. Cozens returns with a flute-driven take on “Good King Wenceslas.” Next comes Lasairfhíona Ní Chonaola’s original Gaelic recording of “Nollaig Bhan, (White Christmas).” Steve Schuch & The Night Heron reinterpret the seasonal classic “Joy To The World” with playful sounds from the mandolin, while Áine Minogue incorporates the harp and mandolin on “Jezebel Carol.” David Arkenstone’s “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” features flute and strings, and Dougie MacLean closes out the collection with a soulful Scottish rendition of “Auld Lang Syne.” Do you have a favorite recording of a Christmas song? Let us know what it is in the comments below by December 13th for a chance to win a collection of five Putumayo Christmas CDs, including our latest, Celtic Christmas. I was thrilled to learn about more than 20 exceptional singer-songwriters that I hadn’t heard of before in your comments on our post about Acoustic Café.  I’m hoping your comments here about your favorite recordings of Christmas songs will help us put together future Christmas compilations. We’re also excited to offer a $1.00 off coupon for any Putumayo CD in The Whole Deal value guide in Whole Foods Market stores and printable online here. Remember to use the coupon if you pick up one of our CDs at your local store — I hear they make great holiday gifts! Wishing you all a happy, healthy and peaceful holiday season.

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Linda says …

Christmas and Celtic is the perfect combo!

hippiecupps says …

Celtic holiday music, couldnt get better :)

hippiecupps says …

God Rest ye merry gentlemen

Theresa Humphrey says …

I love lostening music from all over the world. Last year I picked up Sting's Christmas CD and have really enjoyed it. I love Celtic music and enjoy playing it too!

Stephanie says …

That would be a great addition to my Christmas music collection!

Monica Cullinane says …

You guys do a such good job! Thanks for Whole Foods! and I love Putumayo music!

Amy says …

Love Putamayo music and almost any version of The Drummer Boy.

Rebecca Arafiles says …

I like Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Wizards in Winter:)

Valerie Branham says …

My favorite Christmas song of all time is "The most wonderful time of the year by Andy Williams". It reminds me of the holidays with my parents as a kid :)

Meredith Schiller says …

We have always loved George Winstons December album with our favorite track being, The Holly and the Ivy. We would love to add Putumayo to our holiday traditions! Whole Foods we love you, and are so excited you have a new store finally coming to our area in Danbury, CT so we no longer have to drive and hour to find you.

Ken Pieper says …

Do you hear what I hear?

laura says …

Silent Night is my fav Christmas song

Dawn says …

I actually love a variety of Christmas music!! The Time Life series that came out years ago (I have it on cassette) really brings out the good cheer in everyone who hears it....I also love Bing Crosby's white Christmas CD, as well as Garth Brooks and Andre Bocelli's....I am waiting for the Michael Buble's to come in the mail...can't wait to experience his versions...would love to add to my vast collection w/A Celtic Christmas from Putumayo...hear some variations from my Scottish roots...

Eileen says …

One of my all time favorite holiday songs is Bing Crosby's "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas", so very good and it is not Christmas without hearing it.

Jessica says …

This looks awesome! Our favorite Christmas song is "what child is this?".

Ana M. says …

I love celtic music. But Christmas Celtic!! Wow! That sound even better.....

Claudia says …

Love any type Celtic music. Am so glad we finally have a Whole Foods in Oklahoma City!

Elizabeth says …

Great, my whole family loves Celtic music. It's so beautiful!

Jignyasa says …

This is the best time of year. My husband makes up words to all the songs because he doesn't know all of them. These cd's would be great! Because he sings all day and we have to listen to him.

Mona Turrell says …

O Holy Night has so often been recorded that it is unusual to hear one that really catches my attention, but Selah's arrangement is so haunting and beautiful that it is now and forever will be my favorite.

tara mcdonnell says …

I'd love to win some Celtic Xmas music!! I love Whole Foods and find it worth the trip to get there...any chance you'll open one in Springfield soon?

Robert says …

I love Loreena McKennitt and especially the Mummers' Dance.

Rene says …

I have not heard this music, but do like Celtic. I don't have a favorite, but will print out the coupon and try it out! Thanks!

Anna says …

"Blue Christmas" is a great one :-)

Kelli says …

This music actually sets the tone for a Happy Holiday. I find myself dancing around my house :D. Thanks for the chance and congratulations to whomever wins! Merry Merry!!!

Stephany says …

This CD set would be a much needed upgrade to our holiday music collection!

Dina Fanetti says …

Knowing that Whole Foods has vetted their consumables is most comforting. Adding Celtic Christmas from Putumayo, what more could you ask? Wishing everyone a healthy, happy Christmas!

Jess K says …

Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel sung by Virgil Fox on the Time Life Treasury of Christmas. It was a record from my childhood. And it is the perfect sound for Christmas. Soulful and spiritual.

Celeste says …

Putumayo cds give me a taste of the world. I love that! Christmas around the world would be wonderful!

denise says …

I LOVE Celtic music. Would be so thrilled to win and would share as Christmas gifts, some of them, as will not be able to give things I have to buy this year.

Anita says …

EVERY song on the Alvin and the Chipmunks Holiday "Album"; always manages to bring all the generations together, 'round the Christmas Tree! Celtic Christmas is just in time for the Annual Cousins' Christmas Party (in lieu of the Irish Outing this year)!

Melissa Woodward says …

Our family LOVES Putumayo & would be thrilled to the moon & back to have a Christmas Collection! The Putumayo CD's are a wonderful way to introduce our children to different cultures, music & languages. Thank you for this contest/offer :) Season's Greetings!

Sarah says …

I love Putumayo albums. My library carries a lot of them, but I've never seen the Christmas ones. My favorite Christmas song is Still, Still, Still preformed by Mannheim Steamroller on the A Fresh Aire Christmas album. Brings back many good memories of my grandma and my dad and the wonderful Christmases we had. My cousin and I actually sang it at my grandmas funeral she loved it so much.

Teresa Djedjro says …

I am fortunate to have been able to celebrate Christmas in many different parts of the world, but for those that havent, this is an awesome compilation!

Michele Peters says …

Johnny Mathis is classic Christmas music in our home. He does Winter Wonderland as no one else does.

Deborah says …

I bet A Celtic Christmas will be as delicious as the other stuff we buy at Whole Foods. Thanks for all the good things you make available.

Debbie says …

Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" melts my heart and sets the tone for Christmas. We have an eclectic mix of about 30 Christmas CDs. Thank you Whole Foods for inspiring the holiday spirit!

Alexis Hull says …

I thought nothing could beat Bing Crosby, but this might do it!

Christina says …

LOVE Putumayo...used their world music when teaching elementary music!!!!! LOVE!

Mary says …

I Love Celtic music, and Christmas Celtic music would be wonderful to have. It would remind me of the time I spent in England and Scotland!

Emily says …

While its not my favorite Christmas song, I always enjoy hearing how different artists record 'Oh, Holy Night'. It goes from reverent to powerful and back again. Otherwise, I really like Jimmy Eat World's cover of 'Last Christmas'. :) one of my favorite bands makes a nod to my 80's childhood.

Marissa says …

Would love to win this CD set! :)

Janette Derucki says …

This is amazing - I'm so excited!! Another reason to love the holiday season. :)

Patty says …

I love celtic music it is so relaxing. After a hard days work it is just the thing to help you wind down.

Mauree says …

I love the updated classics. I'm curious to here "Drummer Girl"... Thanks for creating beautiful music !

Brenda says …

Magical music for a magical season!! LOVE it!!

Heather L says …

Love these CDs!

Pamela P2 says …

Putumayo provides music for the soul! Highly recommend the music for everyone ~ you can travel to anywhere in the world and never leave home! keep up the great music. XOXOX

Lisa ringenberg says …

I would LOVE to fill my home with these beautiful sounds of Christmas!

Tracie F says …

WOW

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