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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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marilynn wilson says …

I would love to hear some new holiday music!

Ashley Hughson says …

I'm a sucker for any of the classics. Bt I'll admit that my favorite song is Bruce Springstein's "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"! It reminds me of my dad when I was a kid. I call him every year when I hear it on the radio for the first time

Diane Thomas says …

As far as Celtic Christmas songs I enjoy The First Noel sung by Chloe from Celtic Woman is simply divine. I also enjoy Bing Crosby and David Bowie singing the duet Little Drummer Boy

Shivani says …

We love the Putamayo music CDs - I've given the sleep time one to a number of people as gifts. It's so nice to have a baby section at whole foods where you can get gifts, vitamins, medicine, and all your baby food.

marla shane says …

Beautiful artwork on the covers, btw.

bethany tortis says …

Would love to win some celtic music!

Toreend says …

Mariah Carey's version of O Holy Night!

Debbie says …

Carol of the Bells is my favorite

John Markey says …

When are your stores coming to The Great Lakes Bay Region?

Kelly says …

What a beautiful gift this would be! I love Celtic music!

Becca Briley says …

My all time favorite is Senead O'connor singing Silent Night accapella! Very powerful and moving! :) Thanks for this chance to win - I adore Celtic music and culture. ~ Blessings

Grazi says …

Oh boy, I would love those!!!!!!!!!!!!

Linsiloo says …

I love Putumayo anything... Happiest of holidays to everyone!

Libby says …

Oh, these look neat! My favorite Christmas recording... hmmm... I love "American Noel" by Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer. I'm also very fond of Erica Wheeler's cover of "Song for a Winter's Night" on the "Wonderland - A Winter Solstice Celebration" album.

Melinda says …

Great to have wonderful Christmas related music!

Rita says …

Christmas in Hollis by Run DMC. Traditional? Oh Holy Night from Josh Groban.

maryann says …

What an amazing way to bring in some holiday cheer. Love this music.

Cheryl says …

I simply love Celtic Music! This collection looks wonderful! Merry Christmas and may your sales be bountiful! I will be checking this collection out on my next visit to Wholefoods in GA. ;-)

Erika Leifker says …

I love the sounds of Christmas with the Celtic influence!

Betsey says …

Just got the New Orleans Christmas CD and really like it.

Janet Mertz says …

Faith Hill's "Where are you Christmas"

Mollie Moll says …

Our family loves shopping at Whole Foods... and the hour drive it takes to get to our closest one would be the perfect time to listen to some Celtic Christmas Music!

Jeff Mortenson says …

I've enjoyed Christmas around the world (literally). My all time favorite place to be for Christmas was Germany, but Ireland is where my heart resides. Nollaig Shona Dhaoibh

Julie Zupan says …

Yes, please-- a Putumayo Celtic Christmas would be GRAND!

Frieda Hopkins says …

I'm looking forward to your new store on Route 202 in PA.

Donna Minkoff says …

This music is so magical, you sit back and are brought in your mind to a snowy morning and sleighs coasting down hillsides...and the excitement of soon to be holidays.

John Maurer says …

Would love to have this for my daughter for Christmas. Peace be with you.

Owen says …

I think that my current favorite recording of a Christmas song would be Al DiMeola's rendition of "Carol of the Bells." I am always on the lookout for more Christmas music though, especially Afro-Cuban!

Lorra Schappell - MacNicoll says …

One of my favourite Christmas songs: So This is Christmas by John Lennon

Marie McGowan says …

I love this music and would love to enjoy it with my family ffor the holidays. Family and Christmas music what could be better?

Rosalie Martin says …

You can look at my email and know why I entered. I love celtic music especially Scots and Welsh. I gives you the feeling that Christmas is really here.

Heather says …

Winning this would be a wonderful early Christmas gift for my family!

Chanda Williams says …

So excited to hear this-- thanks for the reminder!

K Morria says …

Yule for Celts!

Kimberly Evans says …

I am looking forward to purchasing my copy! Love Celtic music!

KC Duncan says …

Thank you Whole Food for coming to OKC!!!!

Angela says …

I love Sarah Brightman's Holy Night! Hope to win!

Mark says …

I love the Celts. Also, Burl Ives doing Silver and Gold.

Amy K. says …

Ah... I would love a relaxing Celtic Christmas to get a break from my kids' fave Chipmunk Christmas!!!

Cynthia Busse says …

I ♥ Putumayo!

Lisa Hansell says …

I love almost any Carol of the Bells rendition and my favorite fun song is the Twelve Days of Christmas by The Muppets and John Denver.

Karen Fraser says …

I like most versions of "The Little Drummer Boy" but I especially like Burl Ives' recording of the song.

Maureen Hough says …

All I want for Christmas is a Whole Foods in Rocky River, Ohio! Merry Christmas!

Helen Snyder says …

I love "All I want for Christmas is You" from the Love Actually soundtrack

Susan Polk says …

Love ALL the Putumayo CDs!

Anne C says …

Love sharing world music with my son!

Barbara says …

I was hoping to win this last year,but maybe I'll get lucky this year!

Susie says …

Love to win some Christmas music!!

Mary Ellen Purdy says …

Love this music!!!!!

Esther Oertel says …

I love Putumayo music! As to a favorite Christmas recording, I'm partial to Michael Buble. Blessed holidays to you!

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