Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Il Divo - for the holidays

It's that time of year...time to get that Christmas play list together and get ready to be immersed with cheer. We always have a Thanksgiving/Christmas tradition at my house. Let me explain...

We take a road trip to Michigan every Thanksgiving. On the trip there, the music is free reign. We put the ipod on shuffle and let it do it's thing. But on the return trip, now that's a different story. The 5 hour pilgrimage back to Indy...it's all Christmas music, all the time.

The return trip means that we listen to all our Christmas favorites. The music brings us into the mood. It prepares us mentally for coming home, decking the halls, being merry.

This year we will be listening to the Il Divo Christmas Collection, amongst other fantastic artist. If you are not familiar, Il Divo it's a smooth, silky, amazingly sweet quartet(and have I mentioned that they are stunningly handsome) brought together in 2004 by the world famous pop guru Simon Cowell.

We love the sound of the four some belting out classics such as O Holy Night, Ave Maria and Silent Night, just to name a few. Il Divo is the perfect choice quiet winter nights home with family and friends.

Il Divo
has so much more to offer than just Christmas Music. Right now, they are in the midst of launching their richest, most dynamic album ever, called The Promise. The Promise, well it promises to be their diverse album to date.

Buy it! You can pick up yourself a copy of the Il Divo Christmas Collection and The Promise right now on amazon.

Win it! We are giving away a copy of both the Il Divo Christmas Collection and luxury edition of the Promise album to on Simple Reader (a $42 value). To be entered, leave us a comment. Tell us what your favorite Christmas song is (other than the Il Divo Christmas Collection, of course).

Winner will be chosen December 2nd, 2008.

196 comments:

  1. Bing Crosbys White Christmas is my favorite album

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  2. I love ALL Christmas music but Rocking Around the Christmas Tree is one song that is always a favorite!!
    teriannm@gmail.com

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  3. I like Barenaked Ladies "Barenaked for the Holidays"

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  4. I have to say that Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer is my absolute favorite,and of course Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer is as well.

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  5. My favorite Christmas album is George Strait's Merry Christmas Strait To You. It's just wonderful!!

    orchestratenoise0726[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  6. My favorite Christmas song is "We Three Kings" . My favorite cd is "Home for Christmas" by Amy Grant

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  7. My favorite Christmas album is "Barenaked for the Holidays" by the Barenaked Ladies. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Favorite song is "Oh, Holy Night" especially sung by Josh Groban. Favorite album is Barbra Sreisand's Christmas Album. For her gorgeous voice and song only -really don't care for her personally - sorry - too political.

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  9. Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Christmas Song

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  10. I like Silver Bells. cdziuba@aol.com

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  11. My favortie Christmas song is, what child is this.

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  12. i love all christmas music, but i love brenda lee's rocking around the christmas tree, and i love mariah carey's version of o' holy night.

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  13. My favorite Christmas album is Jimmy Buffet's. My favorite Christmas song, which is not on Jimmy's CD is Little Drummer Boy.

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  14. My favorite is I'll Be Home for Christmas.

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  15. I love Mariah Carey's All I want for Christmas


    samarachodosh@gmail.com

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  16. My favorite song is O Holy Night!

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  17. I saw momma kissing santa claus is my favorite

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  18. Josh Grobans Christmas album is my favorite

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  20. Silent Night is my favorite Christmas song.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  21. Amy Grant's Christmas album is my favorite

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  22. Anything Manheimm Steamroller; also last year's new CD by Michael Smith - beautiful!
    themommyspot at gmail dot com

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  23. I like Faith Hills new "Joy to the World" CD

    brn2lisn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Well my favourite of all time is "Peace On Earth" sung by
    Bing Crosby and David Bowie!

    I just watched it

    http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=gKTHvW2JcAA

    and I cried lol

    Thanks, this would be awesome to win

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  25. I love listening to Nate King Cole sing Christmas favorites as well as Elvis- anything that can make me get goosebumps is good

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  26. I have always liked What Child is This. It is such a beautiful song and it reminds me of my childhood choir lessons.

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  27. O Holy Night is my #1 favorite.

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  28. My favorite Xmas album is the John Water's Xmas. There are two particularly classic songs on there.

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  29. silent night. it's classic.

    kwhite826@hotmail.com

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  30. I have always loved Little Drummer Boy no matter who is singing it! I'm a big fan of the music of Ill Divo!

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  31. My favorite Christmas song is Oh Holy Night!

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  32. My favorite Christmas song is Amy Grants "grown up christmas list"

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  33. I like this one song that has a 6/8 time running melody... can you tell I'm a musician and don't usually actually sing the songs? I can't even think of any of the words!
    But I also love the Michael W. Smith Christmas albums!
    teacherkrista at gmail dot com

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  34. My favorite Christmas album is the Carpenters' album. Karen had a such a sweet voice. rachelr01@charter.net

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  35. I like Elvis singing Blue Christmas. Thanks for your giveaway!

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  36. My favorite is Bing Crosby's White Christmas. When I hear it, it takes me back to my childhood laying under the Christmas tree enchanted by the lights and decorations.

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  37. My favorite is Santa Baby. Hee,hee!!! I also really love the Chipmunks christmas songs. =) I LOVE CHRISTMAST MUSIC!!

    mommainflipflops AT gmail.com

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  38. "Thank You Very Much", from the movie "Scrooge" starring Albert Finney.

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  39. I enjoy listening to Amy Grants Christmas

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  40. I enjoy all of Bing Crosby's Christmas music, including White Christmas and Mele Kalikimaka. I fondly remember watching his Christmas specials every year when I was very young. It was such a different time back then. I also enjoy Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Faith Hill as well. Thanks.

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  41. My favorite Christmas song is O Come All Ye Faithful

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  42. I love all the old Traditional Carols. One of my favorite albums is "A CARNEGIE HALL CHRISTMAS CONCERT", recorded live 12/8 1991.

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  43. I'll Be Home for Christmas is my favorite.
    pkildow at gmail dot com

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  44. Mariah Carey's Oh Holy Night is my favorite. Just beautiful (the whole CD is wonderful!!)

    tskrush (at) cox (dot) net

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  45. So hard to decide!! I love Mary Did you Know and I can listen to it over and over.

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  46. White Christmas.I am a subscriber.

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  47. i love alan jacksons precious memories...he is so goood!

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  48. Handsome indeed!

    I like the song "Baby It's Cold Outside"

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  49. I love Grandma got run over by a reindeer, is my favorite!
    barbmccrea@hotmail.com

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  50. I love Silent Night. It has always been my favorite. Thanks for sharing, sounds awesome.

    carolyn s

    ceashark at aol dot com

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  51. hark the herald angels sing

    plur268 at yahoo dot com

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  52. Bing Crosby - Silent Night
    Thanks!
    1bmore @ gmail . com

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  53. My favourite is Carol of the Bells

    dragonfly21_(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  54. Silent Night by Jim Henson and the Muppets. It is informative and the kids enjoy it too.

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  55. David Bowie with Bing Crosby, their Little Drummer Boy compilation.

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  56. I love "I'll Be Home For Christmas" and "Silver Bells".

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  57. I love the new Josh Groban holiday album.

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  58. I think I have to say that my favourite Christmas album is (sorry) "A Christmas Together" by John Denver and the Muppets. There's poignancy and fun all together. My favourite song varies according to my mood--sometimes it's something from this album, sometimes it's "A Coventry Carol."

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  59. White Christmas sung by Bing Crosby has to be the best all time Christmas song, his voice is magical. Thanks so much for a great giveaway!

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  60. My favorite Christmas song is "The Little Drummer Boy". Thanks for the great contest:)

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  61. These guys are as gorgeous as their voices!!

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  62. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir makes wonderful Christmas music.

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  63. Josh Groban's O Holy Night
    stuparyk@sympatico.ca

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  64. I like Gene Autry's Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer.
    pintolinda(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  65. I love Alvin And The Chipmunks "Christmas Song". I still want a hula-hoop.

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  66. Silent night is my favorite christmas song!!

    danmarugg@yahoo.ca

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  67. Where are you Christmas- Faith Hill It puts me into a wonderful holiday feeling. As well I love Little toy trians. I sing it to my daughter every year.

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  68. I am SANTA CLAUSE.
    count me in

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  69. I love ALL Christmas music but Silient Night is my favorite.

    dr_dave7@hotmail.com

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  70. Little Drummer Boy is my favorite!

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  71. Silent night is my favorite, thanks titanicluck at gmail dot com

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  72. I love Elvis' Christmas Album featuring Blue Christmas.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  73. Little drummer boy by David Bowie...

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  74. WOW...Il Divo is wonderful! Thanks for tha chance to win this CD. I also love...and I'm dating myself now...Perry Como's Christmas Album...see? I told you I would date myself!!!

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  75. My favourite Christmas song is Little Toy Train by Nana Maskouri.

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  76. My all time favorite Christmas song is Christmas Canon by Trans Siberia Orchestra.

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  77. My favorite Christmas song has always been Little Drummer Boy.

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  78. Someday at Christmas by Stevie Wonder .

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  79. Greetings! I like "The Little Drummer Boy" very much. Please enter me in your wonderful music giveaway drawing. Many thanks.....Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  80. Josh Groban - Thankful

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  81. Silent Night is my favorite.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  82. it's got to be Silent Night, Holy Night by Bing Crosby

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  83. My favorite song is Silent Night.

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  84. Bing Crosby and David Bowie duet - Little Drummer Boy! That is one powerful song

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  85. My fave religious song is O Holy Night and my favorite non-religious is Let It Snow.

    verdere at gmail dot com

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  86. Mario Lanza singing "O Holy Night" it always makes me feel wonderful and I know all the words.

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  87. I love Josh Groban's O Holy Night... so beautiful! Great giveaway!

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  88. Josh Groban - NOEL and A Very Special Christmas #! are my favorite albums.

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  89. I like the christmas album by Boney M

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  90. Josh Groban-I'll be home for Christmas

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  91. Christmas Rock... my favorite christmas song.
    mommy2skie@yahoo.com

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  92. The Christmas Song, Karen Carpenter

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  93. Ave Maria by Harry Connick Jr.

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  94. Joy to the World by Faith Hill and White Christmas by Bing Crosby.

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  95. We had a Julie Andrews Christmas album when I was a girl and whenever I hear one of those songs, it brings back such warm memories.

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  96. I've always loved Silent Night and have to hear it every Xmas. It always makes me cry. I also like What Child is This. I would play it endlessly on the piano for some reason.
    mhill66@charter.net

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  97. Transiberian Orchestra's Christmas Sarajevo is my favorite! utgal2004 at yahoo dot com

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  98. I've always loved Siver Bells by Bing Cosby.

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  99. Silver Bells is my favorite xmas song
    ardy22 at earthlink.net

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  100. I think "O Little Town of Bethlehem is my favorite.

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  101. I like Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. Thanks for the chance to win.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  102. Sandi Patti does a version of "O Holy NIght" that just soars!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  103. Josh Groban - Noel

    Wonderful CD!

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  104. "Peace On Earth" sung by
    Bing Crosby and David Bowie

    paryjeja @ sbcglobal.net

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  105. My favorite is Dream a Dream by Charlotte Church!

    jnkrim (at) qwestoffice (dot) net

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  106. Emerson Lake and Palmer-I Believe in Father Christmas

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  107. Elvis' Blue Christmas is my fave.
    farrell@crosslake.net

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  108. Kenny G's Miracle Christmas album is one of my faves along with the Charlie Brown Christmas cd.

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  109. My favorite Christmas songs are "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by Judy Garland and "Song for a Winter's Night" by Sarah McLachlan.
    aleach6179 AT gmail DOT com

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  110. I don't know the title, but the song that Ray Charles sang in a recording when Chevy Chase was in the attic in Christmas Vacation. Also, Lo, How a Rose--the hymn.
    aghendrick@aol.com

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  111. Martina McBride's White Christmas

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  112. My favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  113. I love the Carpenter's Christmas album, especially Merry Christmas Darling. It reminds me of my childhood and my parents' playing it on their huge stereo.

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  114. Greensleeves, defines the season for me. So many wonderful renditions to be heard, I love to discover new takes on this classic.


    aka_burtsgirl@hotmail.com

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  115. Someday at Christmas by Stevie Wonder.

    Please, enter me, great prize!!!

    legab67156 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  116. I like Faith Hills new "Joy to the World" CD

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  117. Josh Grobans O Holy Night
    I got Noel by Josh Groban last year and just about wore it out. I also love Nat King Cole The christmas Song Album
    Thank you Happy Holidays

    lunadelmar_99@yahoo.com

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  118. I love Elvis's If I Get Home on Christmas Day... Always makes me cry. Makes me realize how lucky I am to have family around! sally_sunbeam@yahoo.com

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  119. "Jingle Bell Rock". It is so upbeat.
    fricknfrack0125@msn.com

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  120. "Oh Holy Night" ia my favorite Christmas song, and I love it on Josh Groban's "Noel" cd, and also I have always loved Johnny Mathis' version of the song.

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  121. My favorite Christmas song is "O Holy Night." I think almost everyone has recorded this song over the years, but the recording by Johnny Mathis is the one I listen to the most. asthenight at gmail dot com

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  122. I like Bruce Springstiens "Santa Clause is Coming to Town."

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  123. The Christmas song by dave Matthews band

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  124. My favorite is the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

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  125. its between "white christmas" and "what child is this". thanks for the giveaway and meryy christmas everyone!

    a_true_goddess@hotmail.com

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  126. my favorite song is silent night :)

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  127. I like Mary Did You Know?
    AztecFeller@aol.com

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  128. I like Vince Gill's Christmas album, and the song "It Won't Be the Same this Year".

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  129. My favorite Christmas song has always been "O' Holy Night". It always brings me to tears.

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  130. I forgot to leave something...
    nidi_28677 {at}yahoo{dot}com

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  131. It has to be Bing Crosby and "White Christmas", although Johnny Mathis is a close second.

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  132. Burl Ives "Holly Jolly Christmas" is my favorite!

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  133. My favorite Christmas album is The Polar Express soundtrack CD.

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  134. Mistletoe and Wine by Cliff Richards,There is none better.

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  135. I love I'll Be Home for Christmas!

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  136. The soundtrack for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Rankin and Bass). Although I also love the Looney Toons Christmas album.

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  137. cdrury@gmail.com
    oh holy night is my favorite

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  138. My favorite is "I'll be home for Christmas!"

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  139. "Silent Night" is my favorite.
    Thanks!
    -Mike

    michaelametzler@juno.com

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  140. Bonny Dixon MacIsaacDecember 1, 2008 at 8:54 PM

    I absolutely love Mariah Carey's 'All I want for Christmas'. Gets me in the holiday spirit every time!

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  141. I heart Rocking Around the Christmas Tree :) ty 4 the awesome giveaway and entry!:)

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  142. I have always liked What Child is This. It is such a beautiful song and it reminds me of my childhood choir lessons.

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  143. Well, I love the classics for sure. I always love Bing Crosby and Gene Autry, etc. However, I miss hearing the Waitresses song, "Christmas Wrapping!" That was great hearing that all Christmas season long when I was a teen! Oh those were the days. LOL!

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  144. Christmas Canon - Transsiberian Orchestra :)

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  145. Mary, Did You Know? This song is so powerful, it gets to me every year.

    Thank you,
    ReinyDey@gmail.com

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  146. The Little Drummer Boy is my favorite.

    Thanks,
    whammo21g@gmail.com

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  147. I'll Be Home For Christmas.

    When I was little my cousin was in a coma and got a day pass to come home for Christmas. She later recovered and that is a special song every Christmas.

    winrobg@gmail.com

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  148. I love the one where you sing a really long 'Gloria' note.

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  149. Hands down my favorite xmas song is White Christmas by Otis Redding. It's just such a nice song to enjoy.

    oshea(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  150. Gosh, I'd have to say my favorite is "I'll Be Home For Christmas" by Elvis Presley!

    eancais (at) yahoo.ca

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  151. I am not a Mariah Carey fan usually but I love to here All I want for Christmas this time of year - it is so cheerful.

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  152. I have many favorites but one of mine is Alabama's Thistlehair the Christmas Bear!

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  153. My favorite is Bing Crosbys White Christmas and I also love Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.

    adamnsarahsmall@yahoo.com

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  154. One of my favorite Christmas songs is "Silver and Gold" by Burl Ives. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer will be on TV tomorrow, so I'll get to hear my song once again. :)
    Lde28[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  155. I have always been partial to Carol of the Bells, almost any rendition.
    beccaj73[at]hickorytech[dot]net

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  156. We three Kings carol is my favorite.

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  157. Every time I hear Elton John's "Step Into Christmas" I get excited about the holidays.

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