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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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Arlene says …

love this kind of music - would be great fun to win - thanks for the opportunity

Deborah Kennedy says …

LOVE Whole Foods & Celtic music...Merry Christmas to all!

Colleen says …

I love Putumayo music! Good anytime, at work, at home, in the car, on a plane.

fran callaway says …

Putumayo Christmas music is on my Christmas wish LIst. Thanks Whole Foods. . . Happy Holidays to you !

Julia says …

Merry Christmas to all!

Patricia says …

I love Christmas music!

Nichole says …

I love holiday music. We've been playing it at work since November 1st :)

Jacqueline McGann says …

I must say my favorite Christmas Hymn is Ave Maria and also Away in a Manger that I sang my daughter to sleep with when she was born in December of 1975♥. I love Celtic music too, so it is nice to see these CD's and I cannot wait to buy one! Thank you Wholefoods for always sharing the BEST with your customers!!! Jacqueline M.

Brittany says …

I love Sarah Mclachlan's version of The First Noel (and everything else on her Wintersong cd, for that matter).

Russ says …

I love your store with its natural food especially the option of eating lunch/dinner there. The Indian cuisine is just delicious. I wish you had Diet Coke, Pepsi, or Dr. Pepper as drink options with the food if I eat inside WF. Or even a bottle/can of Hansen's would do. Put that in a soda machine and you are good to go! Also, your supplements are great, but prices are higher than online stores. So, I buy small sizes to try something new and if I like it, I will buy it elsewhere.

Susana says …

beautiful music

Kim says …

We love world music!

Carol Sonntag says …

I love Celtic music.. And having some Celtic Christmas music would make my holiday season.

Marianne says …

Holiday music makes me smile : ) And I love Putumayo!

Sarah says …

Loreena McKennitt's version of "Greensleeves" is absolutely gorgeous. Then again, anything sung by Loreena is pure majic.<3

Kathryn says …

I love Bing Crosby's "I'll Be Home For Christmas." Always brings a tear to my eye!

Dan Alfonso says …

Andrea Bocelli "O Holy Night"

gillian bliss says …

I have been searching all week for my Christmas music and cant find it. These CD's would be nice to have. Helps get us all in the mood.

Enela says …

Heard this playing in my local Whole Foods this week and fell in love with the set! What great hostess gift ideas!

Andrew Dolson says …

We love Putumayo!

StitchesByTanya says …

Merry Christmas, I would love to win that cd set. My daughter and i love to dance around the house to christmas music.

Kendra D says …

I have to hear these! I love Christamas and also teach a unit during Social Studies called Christmas Around the World. This sounds like it would be perfect for home and school!

Bea says …

Putumayo Rocks! They've introduced me to music styles awesome.

Katy Fenley says …

What a great collection of music!

nicole says …

Holiday music is great and make us smile. Would love Putumayo CD.

Vicki Ruggiero says …

Wish I had a Whole Foods Market close by and I would run right over and buy these CDs! My favorite Christmas recording of all time is the "Christmas Canon" by Trans Siberian Orchestra. We plan to see them in Wichita. Merry Christmas!

Beth Bachuss says …

My family and I would love a set!

Margi Hansen says …

My favorite Christmas Carol is "I Saw 3 Ships Come Sailing In"

Jenny says …

Great gift idea..my mom is from ireland..thanks!!

I. Gabriela Sanchez says …

I love all the Putumayo collection. They are all excellent!

Laci says …

Sounds like a wonderful collection!

Heather Scott says …

OOOO!! I would love to win this! My Mom and I love Celtic music!!

David Ray says …

Love Putumayo CDs. No better mixes of world music.

Jenny says …

Go Fish's accapella versions of Christmas songs!

Tina Jones says …

Is there any better Christmas than a Celtic one? I think not. Music makes every occasion better and Celtic music even more so. So, grant me this one little Christms wish... a 5-CD set of Putumayo’s Christmas music. Pleas & Thank You.... Merry Christmas everybody!

Roberto Regalado Jr says …

I like the french Noel Nouvelet. Putumayo brings world music straight to our finger tips. Great music from unique artist with a unique sound. The artwork is also interesting! <3

Teresa says …

I love Celtic music!

carla says …

Thanks for the opportunity to win this great gift! Cool beans!!!!!!!!!

Pat McClimon says …

Love Whole Foods & love celtic music!

Natalie Belger says …

My favorite holiday song is more of a guilty pleasure - "Jingle Bells" by Barbara Streisand. It is so bad, it somehow becomes good. "Jingle bell, jingle bell, jing jangle! J-J-J-J-J-J-Jing jangle!"

Vailini Osai says …

There are so many Christmas songs that I love & can't choose, but I would love to win "Enjoy a Celtic Christmas form Putumayo". so I can share it with My Children & Grandchildren & of course for myself. I love listening to Christmas music throughout the year.

Erin Johnston says …

My favourites are "the Holly and the Ivy" and "Past 3 o'clock" sung by the King's College Choir Cambridge also "Baby Please Come Home" sung by U2.

Sue Pelinski says …

I love the classic Christmas Songs - my favorite is Silent Night and I have learned to play it on the ukelele for a special Holiday Show in Park Ridge, IL

Roxanne says …

I was hoping to hear a sample of this CD.

Jennifer says …

My daughter and I love Putumayo and dancing to their music!

Gina says …

Putumayo is a family favorite here.

Maggie Parslow says …

I absolutely love Putamayo and have for many years, right along with Whole Foods Market! Also, I love and collect Christmas Music. Thanks for having this contest!!

Lori Pavlack says …

Putumayo is magical!!! Whole Foods is the best. What better combination. Happy Holidays to all!!

Lynda says …

Wonderful -- I would LOVE to have this for Christmas!

Leah Graves says …

I love Gayla Peevey's christmas songs! Especially "I want a hippopotamus for christmas" and her "77 santas".

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