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Putumayo: French Christmas

Read on for a chance to win a CD set of Putumayo’s best-selling Christmas collection, available in most Whole Foods Market Stores. Dan Storper is the CEO and founder of Putumayo World Music. UPDATE: Thank you to everyone that entered. Congrats to our randomly chosen winner, Celia!

Just in time for the holidays, Putumayo brings French Christmas, a collection of heartwarming songs from France and French Canada to enhance the holiday season.

In France, Christmas is an intimate holiday, while in francophone Canada, Christmas is an opportunity to lighten the mood and bring communities together for a big celebration before deep winter sets in. Yet, despite the variations, both France and French Canada celebrate the holiday season with music that is overflowing with charm, beautiful melodies and heartfelt appreciation of all the joys that Christmas has to offer.

From French spins on classic songs like “White Christmas” and “Santa Baby” to Quebecois originals like "Noel Sans Vous" (Christmas Without You). The singers range from French legends Jacqueline François and Charles Trenent to up-and-coming artists like Annie Villeneuve, who hails from Quebec.

Whether you love the traditional ballad style of Christmas chansons depicting young love through the holidays or the fancy fingerwork of tunes ideal for a dance in front of the tree, French Christmas is sure to find a place among your most beloved holiday albums. Take a listen to samples of the tracks on Putumayo's website.

French Christmas also features a recipe for French Kir Royale, a classic French apéritif often served during the winter holidays. It consists of a blend of Champagne and crème de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur), and is perfect for holiday entertaining.

Would you like to celebrate Christmas around the world in your own home? Share your favorite Christmas song for a chance to win a set of Putumayo’s bestselling Christmas titles, including Acoustic Christmas, Celtic Christmas, A Jazz & Blues Christmas and New Orleans Christmas

The fine print: No purchase necessary. Promotion ends Wednesday December 10, 2014, 11:59 PM CDT. Must be a legal resident of the US or Canada (except in Quebec, where it is void) age 18 or older to participate. Taxes on prize, if applicable, are the responsibility of the winner. Employees of Whole Foods Market, Inc., are not eligible. Void where prohibited.