17 December, 2011

O Holy Night edges out Silent Night

Saturday - the day after the big SMS giveaway ended.

Wow - I really worked at getting through the SMS's giveaways that they so kindly coordinated.
I managed about a third of the possible giveaways. I wonder how everyone else fared?
My giveaway garnered 145 comments and my annual "What's your favorite Christmas Carol" really was all over the board. For a while it looked like Silent Night would prevail but then a whole wash of O Holy Night'ers voted and that was that. Silent Night never again quite rallyied.
Over 56 songs tallied. Different versions were put under the one song title. And I have a few new ones to listen to - and maybe find the piano music for. I confess to having a bit of Christmas music - two drawers full. Great thing about the internet ---I can not only listen to these new carols, I can also print the music if they are any good.

Me personally? I am totally intrigued by Baby It's Cold Outside. The duets just grab me. Nora Jones & Willie Nelson and countless others perform this one. And then I hear O Holy Night --which is a personal fave (also a two year winner here!) and I think, "this is my favorite carol".

This morning, I heard Snoopy's Red Baron Christmas song - (forgot the  title) and the real question is, How can you have one favorite?  Some commenters felt that way too and apologized for sneaking a second song in for voting.
The other song I am feeling strongly about is Santa Baby, sung by Eartha Kitt. I love her marilyn-monroe-breathlessness.  The other version sung by M--- makes me grateful I have two full-time non-stop Christmas stations in the Portland area.

On to the giveaway (finally! - finish the blathering)

Dum, duma TA DA!
Shannon wins the Snap bag with this comment:
Blogger Shannon said...
Thanks for the great giveaway. My favorite Christmas song is Ding Dong Merrily on High. I'd love to win the black plaid one (I adore plaid and am always too scared to use it because I'm afraid it will be crooked!)
December 12, 2011 8:45 AM

And the winner of the small coin purse (with sheeps) is
Sis-O wins with this comment:
Blogger Sis-O said...
O come O Come Emanuel in E minor. Both giveaways rock but that little coin purse intrigues me. Thank you

December 15, 2011 12:56 AM

I've sent them an e-mail and await their mailing addresses. Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter. I enjoyed visiting several of your own blogs.

Here are a couple of Christmas songs you may not of heard (yet);

 The Pogues & Kirsty McColl - Fairytale of New York:

Maria Durch ein Durnwald ging  by the  Thomaner Chor Leipzig

Six White Boomers by Rolf Harris

Top Five Christmas Carols:

O Holy NIght  18%
Silent Night     16%
Drummer Boy   6%
Joy To The World   4%
O Come, O Come Emmanuel  4%

Thank you everyone for entering my giveaway. I know you all  had fun because I did.
Special Hip, Hip Hooray!!! for SewMamaSew for coordinating this lovely giveaway.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much, I'm super excited to have won the giveaway. I also am a fan of Baby it's cold outside, but I remember we had it on a Margaret Whiting CD re-recorded from the 40s, so I never thought of it as a Christmas tune. I like the willie nelson version though too.


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