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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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Esther Bergling says …

what more does one need than celtic Christmas music next to a roaring fire? nothing better!

Jason Hunsicker says …

Putumayo really has some great music,it's a perfect pairing with Whole Foods!

John Kinard says …

I hope I'm leaving my comment in the correct place for entry in the contest?? I'm Scot's Irish & Welsh and not only am I a huge fan of Celtic Music but my Mother of the same Heritage is a even bigger fan of Celtic Music!! This would make a great gift fir her!! She loves to bake traditional holiday dishes with ingredients from Whole Foods Market while listening to her favorite Celtic music!! It really puts the whole family in the Christmas / Holiday spirit. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great prize!! Happy Holidays to All

Bill Kraski says …

My favorite of what I consider Christmas songs actually wasn't recorded on a Christmas album. It's John Coltrane's version of "My Favorrite Things".

Sandy Miller says …

The Celtic music will be perfect when my family gets together at Christmas. I can't wait for my kids to hear those magical sounds and hope the tones resonate in their souls to remind them of their own Scottish, Irish and English heritage. Generations slowly lose verbal history of our ancestors, but something about music drifts us back instantly to where we came from. Like a Deja vu moment of sweet bliss that great, great, great grandparents smile at when the recognition lingers through us while listening to the old ones sing. Happy healthy holidays and Merry Christmas!

Laurie Newberry says …

I am hard pressed to pick just one favorite. I love "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year". I have a couple of Christmas cds in my car. I listen to Christmas music whenever I need a bit of a lift in spirit.

Jan Sabella says …

Celts and Festivals go together like Whole Foods and Fun!!

Sara says …

We LOVE Putumayo around here!

Rena Searles says …

I have enjoyed all kinds of music from Putumayo for years and would love to have this collection of holiday offerings - if I don't win this, I will probably purchase it!

bryan says …

I love putamayo records

Cassie says …

My mom absolutely adores Christmas music, she is forced to listen to the same CDs year after year, new ones would really brighten her Christmas.

Jean Hess says …

I live in Colorado but I am originally from Scotland. I love Celtic music as it helps me feel as if I am not so far from home. I have so many favorite Christmas songs therefore it is hard to choose just one. I guess I will have to go with O Holy Night recorded by Susan Boyle. I love that Putumayo are topping of their Celtic Christmas with Auld Lang Syne, as this brings so many fond memories to my heart and mind. Perfect!

Felicia says …

I've never heard this but it sounds great :) I love all holiday music!

Lisa Lewis says …

What a fabulous opportunity from a fabulous store!!! I would love this set. Thanks for the chance to celebrate the celtic heritage!!!

Lisa Hensiek says …

This music has the ability to transport the soul!! Very special and magical.

April says …

My favorite Christmas album is "Bells of Dublin" by The Chieftains (+ guests). This set would be a treat.

Ivona says …

Love putamayo!

Holley Gonzalez says …

I love holiday music! Every year we put up our decorations with a mug of hot chocolate and holiday music turned up (not quite to 11).

Jean Abbott says …

Love it!

Cara says …

This is awesome!! Hope I win! Pick me, pick me!!! :)

Christine Mark says …

I love "All I Want for Christmas (is you)" from Mariah Carey

Sonja Lancioni says …

I have a huge collection of Putumayo music from a range of countries and singers. Love them all! :)

Maggie Lewis says …

Growing up in the 50's and 60's - my parents played a NYC boys' choir from St. John the Devine singing Christmas songs - so beautiful. Always enchanting.

Karen Fraser says …

I'd love to win a 5-CD set of Putumayo's Christmas music! Hope I win.

Pam Thompson says …

"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." You know, I don't really have a favorite. I love listening to Christmas music but like a variety. I also love world music and Putumayo!! I hope my honesty still qualifies me for your contest 'cause *I want 'em*!!!

Meg says …

My favorite holiday song is An Bhuatais/Bucks of Oranmore by Michelle Mulcahy which was on the Christmas Celtic Sojourn PBS Special years ago. Amazing harp solo.

Gardner says …

I LOVE to expose my children to ALL kinds of music, and to think outside the box when it comes to Christmas music!

Belinda Gross says …

I like Celtic Woman - Walking In The Air.

Leta says …

Love Putamayo, ever since receiving a Celtic CD about 15 years ago for Christmas. Celtic Christmas would be a very welcome addition to my Christmas music collection! I really wish there was a Whole Foods close by us in Southwestern VA. Have to wait to visit family in GA to get to one!

Lisa says …

Such great music. Thanks for the chance :)

H Woods says …

They look wonderful!

Marianna says …

These cps make a perfect christmas present!

Annie F says …

This music transports me to another time and place. Thanks Whole Foods for bringing your customers so many wonderful shopping choices. Don't you just love buying Christmas presents at the grocery store?

Heather Zigli says …

O Holy Night as sung by Michael Crawford (David Foster's Christmas Album) :)

Lisa says …

I would absolutely LOVE to win this.

Carol Jewett-Novak says …

Greensleeves has always been a favorite of mine.

Karen Jernigan says …

I love James Taylor's Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

Eileen Duncan says …

My all time favorite is "Songs by A Winters Hearth" by Ken Omalley. (www.kenomalley.com) Hope to hear him at the Grove on Saturday or somewhere around LA soon!

breanna stikkelman says …

The song "holy night" by Faith Hill is sosososo good gives me chills lol

Janis says …

I'd love to have some new "worldly" Christmas music for the holidays!

Lee Broat says …

In the bleak midwinter is my favorite Christmas song, it says so much about the season and giving.

Mel says …

My favorite is Bruce Springsteen's Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town.

MEC says …

SILENT NIGHT BY MAUREEN QUINN

jason says …

any kind of celtic christmas music is great!

Suzanne says …

One of my favorites is "The most wonderful time of the year" by Johnny Mathis.

Carol says …

Beautiful Music during the Holiday Season

Laurel Clark says …

I love any flavored Christmas songs--Cajun, jazzy, Celtic, acoustic/a capella, piano... Would adore hearing the Putumayo Celtic Christmas cd. The whole collection would be dreamy!

Mareta says …

I love "Mary Did You Know."

Elizabeth C. says …

Celtic music is so soothing to listen to. My most recent favorite recording of a Christmas song is "Ave Maria" by Celtic Woman. Her vocal is so smooth. This song is actually currently free to download from Amazon as part of their 25 Days of Free for Christmas. I'm now so hyped about the holiday season because of these holiday songs.

Eric Sather says …

I love Natalie Cole's "Grown up Christmas wish", it is emotionally sung! On a different note, Gary Hoey's version of "You're a mean one, Mr Grinch" totally rocks!

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