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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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Isabel Damian says …

I just love Sarah Mclachlan and Sting's Christmas albums and I think they go right along with the Putumayo feeling - different from the main stream, almost magical!

danielle says …

I better there's some great music in those CDs!

Allison says …

I like anything by bing crosby!

marisol says …

"los peces en el rio" a spanish christmas song i grew up hearing my mom sing, as well as a song we'd sing during the holidays with family. we'd gather on christmas eve and play tambourines, sing and dance. beautiful memories.

Joe says …

Another great collection of music from Putumayo. I have never been disappointed with their music. Whole Foods Rocks!!

Patrick V Murphy says …

The 100 MPH winds brought Albuquerque, New Mexico USA a dusting of snow & icy roads. I came to the Whole Foods, Carlisle Noertheast, and was greeted with a smile by staff. The remodeled deli and Allegro Coffee Company greeted me with a choice of fine coffees while a full kitchen staff had the spread of choice deli items ready for the masses. All of this wanted me to stop from my busy week and reflect on what I accomplished for the week. We Americans are easily drawn into our hectic schedules never to think of ourselves. Whole Foods, thank you of thinking about me! Thank you for playing the wonderful selection of music while I gnosh on breakfast and enjoy my coffee. Winning the box set of music would be the creme of my esptesso, the cherry on top of my dessert & a great way to enjoy this Season of Giving!

Michelle says …

I absolutely Love Celtic music!

Debbie Daniele says …

Love Love Love. Everything about the season, about giving, about sharing a great meal, about spending time with family. Best. Thing. Ever.

linda says …

I love all Christmas songs.

Lisa Fedeli says …

The Snowy Path by Altan - lovely Slip Jig! On Narada Presents The Best of Celtic Christmas.

Emily M. says …

I can't think of a favorite recording off the top of my head, but I love Celtic music, and I would love to win this.

Tom Cook says …

I love Jars of Clay version of "Little Drummer Boy"

Donna says …

I have numerous Putumayo CD's but this collection would be perfect for my very electic Polish Christmas Eve dinner.Wigilia is the best part of Christmas for our family. Would LOVE to share this CD set with my loved ones...family, friends and neighbors. Peace to my wonderful friends at Plymouth Meeting Whole Foods! I appreciate all the wonderful service you provide to your customers. Donna

Christy says …

This Irish gal would love a set of Celtic Christmas CDs.

Sara Love says …

This CD sounds amazing! My daughter and I love your music - especially the Christmas and kid stuff! Thank you for making the world a better place!

SDV says …

Sounds like it will go perfectly with a cup of warm cider or hot chocolate by the fire. We love Putomayo!

Linda Brick says …

We want a Whole Foods "MINI" in Traverse City, MI!!!!

Anne says …

Love most anything with the Putamayo label, especially Celtic. I have a special fondness for Christmas music!

Landon says …

I wish they would play Christmas music year round. lol

deborah gwinn says …

Whole foods and Christmas music...two things that make the holidays for our family!

Cecilia Guerrero says …

Thank you Dan Storper for putting together yet another amazing Christmas music compilation. Jazz & Blues Christmas continues to be one of absolute favorite holiday CDs! I can't just limit myself to one favorite Christmas song...I actually have three! Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "Carol of the Bells", The Eagles "Please Come Home for Christmas" and The Pogues "Fairytale of New York"

Donna says …

Nat King Cole's version of The Christmas Song..one of my fav's.

Joshua Morris says …

Thanks for existing, Whole Foods. I hope to win this. Slainte! Joshua

Kristin B says …

I love the whole album of Barenaked for the Holidays, by Barenaked Ladies!

Joy U says …

I love Christmas music. I grew up listening to Nat King Cole and Alvin and the Chipmunks' Christmas albums - on 8 track! An oldies favorite would be Let It Snow by Lena Horne. Favorites that are more current are Baby It's Cold Outside with Lee Ann Womack and Harrry Connick, Jr. and Winter Wonderland by Jason Mraz.

Debbie says …

Cherish the Ladies "On Christmas Night" album has so many beautiful tracks! "The Holly and the Berry" is one of our favorites :)

JenniLyn says …

I enjoy Handel's Messiah most versions by I believe it is the London Philharmonic's version that I always seem to listen to over and over.

Melissa says …

I absolutely love Celtic Christmas songs. I would love to add this CD set to my collection!!

coleen w says …

Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra - White Christmas

Teresa Sage says …

I have several Putumayo CD, unfortunately none of the Christmas ones. Love Celtic especially David Arkenstone's God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. My favorite Christmas song is My Grownup Christmas List.

Karen says …

What a perfect way to get in the Christmas spirit!

Terri says …

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

rob k says …

bruce springteen "santa claus is coming to town"

Laura Royal says …

So beautiful, simply lovely music

Viki Brookover says …

I'm Irish, Scotch, English, and French Canadian I would love to win this music!! It speaks to my heart Merry Christmas!

Pam Whitman says …

Was in Ireland several years ago and fell in love with the music (classic and contemporary). We love all the Christmas classics, but enjoy the various musical interpretations. I am sorry to say I haven't heard of Putumayo - but I will be checking into this. Thanks!!

Lynna says …

I love "The Holly and the Ivy," especially as sung by Bing Crosby.

Jamie Bollich says …

I'm partial to "The Rebel Jesus," sung by Jackson Browne, though there are many others I like, too!

Steve says …

WFM and Putumayo. Definitely good stuff!

neesie says …

I think "Oh, Holy Night" may be the most beautiful song ever recorded, & Manheim Steamroller does an amazing instrumental version- artofgreenwood.com

January says …

I LOVE putamayo misic, I have yet to listen to one of their mixes I didn't like!

Carlyn says …

I Love the French Carol "Angels We Have Heard on High", it is one of my favorite and also "The Christmas Song" (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)written by Mel Torme. I would love to win the 5-CD set of Putumayo’s Christmas music, as I will be spending Christmas by myself this year. The "Celtic Christmas" would be most well received and enjoyed by me ! I always watch "The Celtic Women" when they are on PBS !!

John Anthony says …

Thank you for sponsoring this exceptional holiday collection.

jeanne davis says …

Tis the Season and such wonderful Music to celebrat the season with!!!

Andi Ricche says …

I have a collection of holiday music from different places - Listening to them just makes me happy (in fact I listen all year long)

Lisa says …

Christmas Carols is part of the Season:)

Toni Cancilla says …

I have so many favorites! I really really like Annie Lennox' "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," it's so lively and has the embracing and festive feel to it. I think my favorite favorite is by Steven Curtis Chapman, it's called, "This Baby," and it's on his album "The Music of Christmas."

Amanda says …

Favorite Christmas song: O Holy Night Favorite group: straight no chaser

Julia says …

Whole Foods has become my favorite stocking stuffers shopping spot in recent years - always something fun for everyone on my list. I'd love to win the CD set!

Trisha says …

The Celtic music is new to me, since I am dating an Irish gentleman. Would love to give him this CD as a gift. Thank you

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