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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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Kathy Gaige says …

Kathy Mattea singing "Mary Did You Know?" from her GOOD NEWS album. Its beautiful.

Kathy K says …

What a wonderful Cd collection! I have a couple Putumayo Cd's. The music is beautiful!

Sharon McLaughlin says …

I love Celtic music. White Christmas is one of my favorite songs.

Christina says …

I love Kemper Crabb's versions of some traditional carols on his Medieval Christmas album - now out of print. I'mm looking forward to hearing the Putumayo collection.

Cheryl Cato says …

Great stuff and I love my local Whole Foods store... at 6th & Lamar in Austin!!!

Shelby says …

I would love to add some Celtic music to my Christmas collection. Thank you!

Lorice says …

beautiful muzic and so colorful

Elizabeth D. says …

I love Amy Grant's version of "Grown Up Christmas List." Would love to play these albums for my 3-month-ols sons first Christmas!

nita says …

love this music, love whole foods. my kids say it is my mothership. gotta love that

Shannon nelson says …

Awesome, please count me in the contest!

Erin says …

We love Putumayo! My favorite nontraditional holiday song is Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses.

jennifer L. says …

Thanks for spreading some Christmas cheer.

Jennifer says …

We would love to listen to these Christmas cds. My daughter's favorite Christmas song is "Mambo Santa Mambo" by the Enchanters.

Shelley says …

I would love these! Love your store! :). My kids have some of their kids music..we love it! Bet these are wonderful. Merry Christmas!

Megan says …

I absolutely love Barenaked Ladies and Sarah McLachlan's version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman, it has such wonderful harmonies!

Elaine Henthorn says …

Tis the season to be merry and to share great music with everyone!

James Hopman says …

I hadn't heard of this group but will definitely check them out. Thanks.

Janis says …

I love this Christmas series!

Christine says …

Love Putumayo!

Denise says …

I love all Christmas music - from all the traditional songs my parents played by classics like Andy Williams and Frank Sinatra, to country greats like Allan Jackson, to some not so classic like Big Bad VooDoo Daddy, to bluegrass like Columbia River Group - and MORE!

Molly Cumming says …

Yay Whole Foods!

Lauren says …

These would be awesome!

gillian bliss says …

I don't have a favorite recording I love everything from pop to crooners and carols to orchestral.

heather t says …

I love all christmas music, but one of my favorites is tso carol of the bells. Hope I win!

Chanah May says …

I purchased Putumayo presents Israel and am listening to it now. I can listen to it for hours and hours .. and had to buy one for a friend from Israel because he loves it so much. I'll have to check out the Celtic edition.

Reb says …

I love enya's version of silent night. :)

Amanda M - Austin says …

I first heard Putumayo a couple years back searching for French children's music. I think it was called Children's playground. Loved it!! My son is learning French from my husband and I was thrilled about finding it. He is almost 4 and is really excited about all things Christmas now. I would love to win this for him! One of our favorite Christmas songs is Jingle Bells!

John Schneider says …

This may be the only Christmas music I can stand. What a great way to get in the spirit.

Alyssa says …

My Christmas CD collection consists of Charlie Brown, Bare Naked Ladies, and Bing Crosby, so I can't wait to hear Celtic Christmas, even though I do love Bare Naked Ladies's rendition of Jingle Bells.

William Varney says …

Love all of Putumayo's music!

Donna Evans says …

I love the whole CD "Wynton Marsalis Crescent City Christmas Card." One on my favorite songs is "Carol of The Bells". Great with a glass wine, fire in the fireplace, while decorating the Christmas tree. Snow falling helps too. But this music is so good I would listen to it in the middle of summer.

Crystal says …

My favorite is Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra's collection of Christmas songs...

Monica says …

I love the oldest Christmas songs, the ones from France and Wales and England. The Sussex Carol and the Cantebury Carol are two of my favorites, but Angels we have Heard and Carol of the Bells are beautiful too!

Dina says …

I listen to Celtic music all year long and i am really drawn to anything with flute, violin and harp. For Christmas I love anything Harry Connick, Jr., and Rascal Flatts "God Bless Ye Merry Gentlemen" is an all-time Christmas favorite. Of course, Celtic Women Christmas is like listening to angels sing. Merry Christmas Everyone! :)

Carol says …

I don't have any new suggestions, but I especially like listening to Christmas songs from other countries we have visited. I would love a chance to win this!

Roberta Parch says …

Whole Foods is the best! Love celtic music, especially Christmas pieces !

Rebecca Daresh says …

I love all Christmas music and listen to my Christmas cd's year round. If I were to try and pick a m

Catherine says …

I love Putamayo CDs. Thanks for the giveaway! One of my favorites is "Oh Holy Night" recorded by Jewel.

Pat Booker says …

Love Putumayo compilations. Have been buying them for over a decade.

Donna says …

The group Boney M has a wonderful version of Mary's Boy Child. It has been a Christmas favorite in my home for many years. Merry Christmas !

Rachael says …

Lovely giveaway. Hope I win :)

Jaclyn says …

These would make a festive addition to our house for the holidays!

Laurie n says …

I love putumayo!

Tracy T says …

I really love Sting's "Gabriel's Message".

Cheryl "Maguire" Balas says …

I absolutely adore Celtic music and my discovery of the Afro Celt Sound System was one of my best finds. I do have a recording that I purchased in New Orleans years ago entitled "The 12 Yaks of Xmas" that I do enjoy. but my two fav recordings of Xmas songs are Mellencamp's "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" and Springsteen's "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"! :) Happy Holidays!

Elaine sim says …

We shopped at whole foods every week. Would love to listen to this Celtic music on our way there.

Murz says …

I adore Plutomayo; I so appreciate learning about new artists and also about hearing different versions of known songs, through the interpretation of artists from different genres and cultures...the holiday collections are just a lovely bonus !a l

Maya Alford says …

Putumayo makes the perfect gift any time of year! Upbeat melodic compilations of international music that will appeal to everyone.

Stacy says …

We've recently have come to love "Dominick The Italian Christmas Donkey". My son just keeps asking for it and we have to wait to chance upon it on the radio or look it up on You tube. It opened up the subject of "why a donkey for Christmas?" and it helped us look into the role of the donkey in the Nativity story as well as how it has been in folk tradition tied to St Nicholas, traveling through the country side giving food and money to the poor.. A Christmas animal indeed- although Dominic is just a funny catchy song- Please record it by one of your fabulous Putumayo artists!

Elizabeth Alcott says …

Christmas music is fun any time of the year... I first discovered this when I came across a CD - about 20 years ago - with various artists' versions of well known Christmas songs. My favorite from that disc would have to have been U2's rendition of "Baby Please Come Home." My favorite Christmas song - regardless of who's performing it - would have to be Carol of the Bells with God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen as a close second.

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