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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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Rebecca Daresh says …

I love all Christmas music and listen to my Christmas cd's year round. If I were to pick out a most favored song it would probably be "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy" by Bing Crosby and David Bowie.

Flora says …

Love your music!

Irene Barnum says …

Whole Foods ROCKS when it comes to great nutritional food products!!!!

Michelle C Smith says …

I know someone who would love this music, and I would like to hear it as well. Thank you for making this and Merry Christmas

Stacy says …

One more song- I guess we love animals.."I want a hippopatamus for Christmas"-Love it ! Please record it!

Tracie says …

O Holy Night

OSG says …

I am so happy to see you continuing to use the word "Christmas". For this reason, I will continue to shop at your store. I am not an overly religious person but everyone else get's to have their holiday without others complaining and trying to change it. So thank you for respecting ALL people and religions!

Juan J Zamorano says …

Every year for Christmas I buy putu mayo CD for my wife.Over the years she has built a pretty good collection of fine music with the exception of celtic. I must admit that I have come to enjoy this music as much as my wife does. Keep up the good work.

theresa says …

No matter what kind of compilation you put out, the kids can't get enough of it! Thanks for all of the great music, this will make a great gift.

Heather Waild says …

This would definitely make holiday baking more joyful!

Michelle says …

I love to sing Joy to the World with my church. Celebrating Jesus' birth for all the wirld is my focus for the season. Thanks for the great sounding album. Love Celtic music!

Anna says …

I have one for you...sung in Spanish by Danny Rivera. Villancico Yaucano. Thematically it is similar to the Little Drummer Boy, but it is original to the island of Puerto Rico sung by the island's premier talent. (Yeah, I like him better than Ricky Martin!)

allison kara says …

I love white christmas.

Diana says …

Love Josh Groban, "What Child is This?"

Dana Gale says …

We love all kinds of music at our house. Putamayo is such a great way to introduce the kids to "new" kinds of music!

Sarah Williamson says …

Relient K has an amazing Christmas Album!

Amzie says …

Would love a Celtic Christmas!!!!

Aprille says …

This set sounds like a wonderful compilation of music!

Gary Clark says …

The Dogmatics - "ChristmasTime" is by far my favorite Christmas song. If you are from Boston, it will touch your heart, with all the references about the city made throughout the song. And if you're not from Boston, it will still touch you, as it is a great story about the most beautiful time of the year. Merry Christmas !!!

Vicki Flynn says …

I love Putamayo and Whole Foods...fun mixed with integrity! Happy Holidays!

Aprille says …

My favorite Christmas recording is Nat King Cole singing "Do you hear what I hear," and anything sung by Mr. Bing Crosby as well!

Cresta McGowan says …

Celtic music is truly beautiful. It fills your house, your home, and your soul with a melody that gives you peace of mind and peace of heart.

Barbara Dougher says …

Just returned from Ireland ...loved the Celtic music!

Dorian Valles says …

I'm a sentimentalist when it comes to Christmas music...two of my favorites are Bing Crosby's "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" and Vince Guardi's "Skating" from the Charlie Brown Christmas special. I have been collecting Christmas music since I was 18 years old (back in the early 70's) and would love to add to my collection with some Celtic Christmas CD's!

Laura Syjud says …

I love Josh Groban's "O Holy Night".

Jenny says …

I love "Santa Baby." A bit risque, I know but I love it.

Eriksen Stewart says …

I would like to win.

Kathleen says …

Nollaig Shona Daoibh!

Vicki Flynn says …

I love O Holy Night...brings tears to my eyes!

Stephanie Blassmann says …

I love Christmas music!!!! Especially Celtic Christmas music.

Rhonda Crim says …

Love it! Great CD set. Thank you!!!

Rebecca says …

I love versions of christmas songs by Straight No Chaser.

Mary says …

I adore "Carol of the Bells", so pretty much any version will do!

Kim Roberts says …

My son and his family are Christian; I am not. My personal favorite song for this time of year is: Yule (Winter Solstice) by Lisa Thiel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C4mfpIM7qM&feature=player_detailpage Music by Lisa Thiel LYRICS: Chorus: Enter the night and you'll find the light, That will carry you to your dreams. Enter the night, let your spirit take flight, In the field of infinite possibilities On the longest night we search for the light, And we find it deep within. Open your eyes to embrace what is wise, And see the light of your own soul shining. (Chorus) Wrap up in the cloak of starry darkness my child, And you'll find the center of all things. For from this space of the deepest dark place, Life Eternal does spring. (Chorus) So when you find that spark When you dream in the dark, Hold it close to your heart and know. All that you see is all that can be When you give birth to the dreams of your soul. (Chorus)

Jule says …

I grew up listening to all the different Putumayo recordings and have since kept that love alive! It's incredible how people from all around the world can be brought together through the the power of music :) For christmas music, I usually turn to Josh Groban's "Noel" for a warm fuzzy feeling! Happy Holidays to everyone!

Janet says …

Sounds awesome!! One of my favorite Christmas songs is "Angels we have heard on high"

Kimberly DeRossett says …

Putumayo for the Holidays! Merry Christmas to all!!

Joanna says …

Love Putumayo! Love Christmas music! Great combo.

Shanon says …

I do not have a favorite recording of Christmas music, there are so many that are so wonderful. I am fairly new to the Celtic music and love it! Having almost No Christmas CD's, this would be an awesome addition to our holidays to bring my husbands heritage into our home.

Laura B says …

I LOVE Christmas music!

Abby Hudgins says …

Love these CD's! I really like Priscilla Ahn's Silent Night, as well as a lot of Celtic music, since my heritage is Celtic. :-)

AnneV says …

One of our daughters is an Irish dancer (to our knowledge, our Hispanic roots didn't have any offshoots from Ireland), so we're discovering an appreciation for anything Celtic, this CD would be a welcome addition to our music library. As for my favorite holiday song ... I love any of the holiday music by the Trans Siberian Orchestra - particularly Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24.

Maggie Manzke says …

I have to say my fav Christmas song of all time is "The Christmas Waltz". It is not often recorded, but the ones I have found are always spellbinding. I look forward to getting to know more of Putumayo's music - holiday music is my all time favorite type of music! The video of "Om Numah Shivaya" on YouTube is spellbinding!

Carol Rygiel says …

I love the Celtic music, it is so relaxing and truely a work of art.

Vicki Lynn Faries says …

This is awesome! My Husband is Irish (hence the last name), he would love this! If I won, it would be a nice surprise for him :) I'll just have to buy it even if I dont. Thanks Whole Foods!

Eve says …

So happy to see Putumayo has a Celtic Christmas CD!

Cathy says …

I love "Oh Come O Come Emmanuel" and "Love Came Down At Christmas." Putumayo is awesome and I can't wait to hear this new CD!

Len Simpas says …

I just love Celtic Music. Have all the Celtic Women and Enya's albums.

Vickie C says …

'O Holy Night' regardless of who's singing it!

sandy perrino says …

Listening to this while eating some Split Pea soup from Whole Foods would be a perfect evening!!

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