Monday, November 08, 2010

A happy {HOLIDAY} giveaway!

Ho Ho Ho!



Many of you are thinking it's too early for Christmas.
Many of you are totally ready for it right this second.
I really don't mind either way, as long as I don't have to listen to Wham's Last Christmas I Gave You My Heart... Ugh.

Something I've been looking forward to for months is the Holiday bookazine from Matthew Mead (and his crew).



I was already excited about it and had purchased my copy (only available for purchase online), but when I heard that I would have a little feature in the magazine as well it made it all the more exciting!

My copy hasn't arrived yet, but I'm anxiously checking my mailbox every day.

And today the Matthew Mead crew has offered one to you!



All you have to do is leave a comment telling me your favorite Christmas song.
And if your favorite song is by Wham, you're disqualified.
Okay, kidding...

I'll pull a random winner in a week. (available to U.S. residents only please)
Happy Monday to you!

141 comments:

Brittany said...

classic jingle bells, oh holy night, and its beginning to look a lot like christmas :)

polka dot skies said...

Congrats! I have always loved "What Child is This."

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

Oh, I would love to win this! MM is super cool! My favorite Christmas songs are We Three Kings and Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree. :)

Jenny said...

I love most Christmas songs. (I'm with you on the Wham one though....), but I guess one of my favorite songs would have to be Oh Holy Night.

Bill, Amelia and Jack said...

hmmm I love SIlent Night and really love Manneheim Steamroller (spelling?!?!) Thanks!

LeAnna said...

What Child is This is my favvvvorite!

Maple Memories said...

Silent Night sung at the Candlelight Christmas Eve service...the lights are off and all you see is the glowing of the candles and families singing. It makes me cry every year.

Cindy aka Sunshine said...

Merry Christmas Mary, by Paul Overstreet. Awesome song.

Thanks for sharing.

LEAH said...

White Christmas - Bing Crosby by far my favorite! Although during the season, I'm a fan of Christmas music...mostly the OLDIES. Not a huge fan of the POP remakes.

Beth in CO said...

I am long time reader, first time leaving a comment. I love your blog! Anyway... I pretty much love every song during the Christmas season - I will even sing along to Wham's Last Christmas. But I would have to say my all time favorites are What Child Is This and Do You Hear What I Hear.

Stephanie said...

Mary, Did you know?

Best Christmas song ever & never gets played enough. Love it!

Wendy said...

You get more and more famous every day, don't you? :o)

My favorite Christmas song is Carol of the Bells. I think I might need to go listen to it now...

Angie Ochoa said...

My favorite Christmas song is "O Holy Night".

Jenni said...

Silent Night, makes me think about my mom. She cries every time she hears it. I love her.

kpmattingly said...

Labor of Love!!! I could sing it all year round. I love it!!!

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

hard question! i think i'd have to say silent night or angels we have heard on high. both get the tears flowing in the very best way possible.

Maria @ Oh Healthy Day said...

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Judy Garland. It really sets the tone for the season and reminds me what its all about. It also makes me cry like no other :)

Nana Moon said...

David Bowe & Bing Crosby did Little Drummer Boy song in the 80s that sticks in my head year round. Perump, a-pump, pummm... :)
-Danylle

Erica said...

oh holy night for the classic. natalie grant's "believe" is a close 2nd.

Toni :O) said...

I actually love many but two that come to mind...a kid's song..Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and adult songs would be Mary Did You Know and Carol of the Bells...awesome songs!

S Club Mama said...

I love Christmas music!! My favorite has to be Silent Night

Love the Decor! said...

I have so many favorites (wham's is not one f them either : ) We start playing christmas music on halloween in our home. Crazy tradition that started when the girls were little and it snowed on halloween.
One of my many favorites is one called "Some children see Him"
Love this song talk about how children all over the world picture the baby jesus just how they are
Love it

flower power momma said...

Mary Did You Know....is amazing and as a momma brings tears.

hope you've heard it.

The Clines said...

The Little Drummer Boy, Winter Wonderland, Mary's Boy Child- I can't pick just one!

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Skamamama said...

i would really love to win this book almost as much as i would love to start playing christmas music! i LOVE it. my fav would be Hark the Harold Angels sing and for a secular song Jessica Simpson's Baby its Cold Outside. this is a fantastic give away!

Kendra@My Insanity said...

All of them! How can you pick? Gesu Bambino? All of the traditional ones. That's one of the best parts of Christmas.

And I do agree that the Wham song can get old fast, but I've even heard a fun a capella arrangement of that one that I enjoy. :-)

The Perfect Trio said...

i'm horrible with names of songs...but, the one that faith hill sings in the grinch movie. you know the one?? love it! i cry everytime i hear it!

Anonymous said...

I love all the old original Christmas songs, none of these new made up songs by pop stars. But i guess my favorite would be - Mary did you know?

Jonni B said...

I love Little Drummer Boy...I think it truly makes me remember the real reason for the season.

Rachael said...

Away in a Manger and Silent Night are my all time favs. I like the traditional songs the best. I hate that the wham song is now stuck in my head all of a sudden

Let'sMakeADifference said...

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear....Is that the title or first line????? Anyway' I'd LOVE to win!!!

Let'sMakeADifference said...

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rentz said...

Wham. Wow. I'm with you; that song is awful. And, sadly, played all the time by B98. My favorite. So hard to choose. It could be Mary, Did You Know. It could be Santa Baby. It could be O Holy Night, sung by Martina McBride. Or it could be White Christmas sung by Bing. Don't make a girl choose. I can think of about 20 more.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for another giveaway Beki.
I love all of the classic carols.
I also love the song by Amy Grant -
The Night Before Christmas.
Janet Dreher

Lori said...

I love all Christmas music and have already started playing some in our house, but my favorite has to be O' Holy Night.

Mindy M. Harris said...

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.

Ok, not really. Silent Night!

Jamie said...

Oh I LOVE the Christmas Shoes song and Sing Noel by Newsong...they are my favorite!!!!!

Amanda said...

O' Holy Night is my favorite Christmas hymn!

A Family of Love said...

One of my favorites is "Go Tell It on the Mountain". I especially love to hear the Sunday School children sing it at our annual program. They yell the chorus and barely sing the verses.

Jamie said...

Congrats!! My favorite Christmas song is Mary Did You Know.

Kate said...

O Come All Ye Faithful:)

I LOVE Christmas songs!!!!

Sarah said...

My favorite chrimtmas song is Wonderful Christmastime.

Simply Created by Cole said...

My favorite Christmas song is, "Silent Night." I have memories of my mom playing this over and over when we were little.

Cristy said...

Ok, I love this giveaway!! ;)

My current fav? Mannheim Steamroller's Joy To The World.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Congrats on the feature!! That's cool!

I'd say my fav holiday song is the Blink 182 one. It just cracks me up!

P.S. I totally didn't know that was Wham who sang that song lol!

Elizabeth @ My Life, Such as it is... said...

I absolutely love the traditional Christmas carols. I can listen to Christmas music year round. I love Dean Martin's "Baby, it's cold outside" for some odd reason.

Natalie said...

Fave Christmas Song... I Still Believe in You... by (you will laugh) Alabama! It's really old... but my mom bought this "tupperware Christmas" record when she was selling it back in the day and we have listened to it foreverrrrrr. Still get it our at Christmas!! :)

Emily said...

Another vote for O Holy Night here. And yes, I've already started listening to Christmas music. :)

Marlene W. said...

Favorite Christmas carol - easy. "It's in Every One of Us", "John Denver & the Muppers, a Christmas Together" album. Okay, that might not be my favorite, but out of the many I cherish, it's the most random. And anything the kids sing at church for the Christmas program is always my second favorite :)

Carly said...

my favorite christmas hymn is o holy night but i also love santa baby and baby it's cold outside from the non-hymns haha :)

Dawn Eshnaur said...

"I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" is my favorite Christmas song. Cozy snow days are the best!

Anonymous said...

Hi Beki
Blog stalker here :0)
My favorite christmas song is " Mary did you know" by Wynonna Judd and Kenny Rogers.

Kim
kyork2@yahoo.com

Andrew & Noelle said...

The First Noel!!! Or Hark The Herald Angels...

merlin said...

O Holy Night

Julie said...

My fave Christmas song is "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By NIght"...at least I think it is. There's just so many of them!!

P.S. Found you at TT&J. Love your jewelry!

Amy R said...

There are so many favorite Christmas songs. . . My first inclination was to say Silent Night. But, reading others comments I torn between it and What Child Is This. . . .

Lp said...

I am just coming over to look at your blog for the first time. Such a cute and inspirational blog. Your artwork is amazing. Keep doing what God has made you to do! :)

MegB said...

I love Carol of the Bells!

Laura said...

SILENT NIGHT
hands down

I have a copy ordered...cannot wait!

Kat said...

My favorite is "The Little Drummer Boy" sung by David Bowie and Bing Crosby.

Sarah said...

I love the Chipmunk's Christmas Song....makes me smile everytime :)

jacjewelry said...

I've always loved Silent Night. Thanks for the giveaway! And I will keep leaving comments here until I AM rich, beautiful and skinny. ;)

Mandy said...

almost all Christmas songs!! each one has it's place...

Mandy said...

commented on her blog...

Created for this... said...

Love White Christmas by Bing Crosby.

Sara said...

Ok...as silly as this will sound, I adore the band The Barenaked Ladies. They have an extremely fun Christmas album....and on it, is a beautiful rendition of God, Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, with Sarah McLaughlin. It's awesome....also, a beautiful song for Hannukah is on there, and a Jingle Bells that makes me laugh every time.

Michelle-esque said...

My favorite song has got to be "Last Christmas" sung by Hilary Duff. I know, I know. Hahahahaha

angie said...

great blog! i found it through tatertots & jello.
my favorite christmas song is "mary did you know?" followed by "dominick the italian christmas donkey" ~ yep, eclectic. :)

Holly @ Domestic Dork said...

Honestly? I like the Glee cover of the Wham song. :) But I couldn't say what my favorite Christmas song is. That's like picking a favorite star in the sky.

Angie said...

O Holy Night...no question!

smileyeyes said...

White Christmas!!!! love it!!! -katie

kristine said...

oh i yust go nuts at christmas (swedish spoof song!
krisrobb at gmail dot com

Sherry D said...

Little Drummer Boy. This song brings back memories of childhood.

katie said...

The first Noel!

claudia b said...

Burrito Tabanero - it's a song we used to sing in my childhood ( I was born and raised in Peru )

cayce said...

Hark, the Herald Angels Sing!
Well, that or the Chipmunk Christmas Song. :)

Lisa said...

It would be a tie between "Silver Bells" and "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear". I'm also a big fan of Trans Siberian Orchestra's Christmas music.

Alexa said...

Oh goodness! I LOVE Christmas and Christmas music! My favorite Christmas song would have to be All I Want For Christmas Is You, by Mariah Carey! :)

amy said...

i like Jingle Bell Rock & on the spiritual side...Let There Be Peace on Earth. :)

Britiney @ Consider the Lilies said...

Awesome! I think recently my favorites are anything by Josh Groban. Thanks for a chance to win!!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

I love Silent Night. Did Wham even record Christmas songs?? I think I still have a Wham album on vinyl somewhere in my garage.:)

Chereazy said...

Favorite Christmas song is "Baby Its Cold Outside". I sing it all year round!

kristine said...

i'm over from tatertots! super cute stuff!

Tania on the Hill said...

RUDOLPH, THE RED NOSE REINDEER, IT'S MY FAVORITE!

mamama said...

O Holy Night!

Staci J said...

I'm visiting from Tatertots and Jello, but I would love to win this awesome bookazine as well! my fav Christmas song is Wintersong by sarah Mclachlan
staci@justsewsassy.com

Bob and Becky said...

"What Child Is This" is my favorite, because of it's beautiful melody and the message the the ultimate reason for the season~

Christa said...

"Mary did you Know"....my new favorite the last couple years

Emily said...

"Silent Night", I get teary eyed everytime!

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~*~ Allison ~*~ said...

It's a toss up between 'Oh Holy Night' and 'Joseph's Lullaby'. Both are VERY powerful to me.

Merry Christmas!
Allison

melismama said...

My favorite song at Christmas, is Let There Be Peace on Earth ( I love the "and let it begin with me" part)

melismama said...

My favorite song at Christmas, is Let There Be Peace on Earth ( I love the "and let it begin with me" part)

Bonnie said...

O' Holy Night... I start to cry everytime I hear it! Then the "fall on your knee's" part comes and I'm done... sobbing! Nothing like a good song that makes you grateful!

Jensamom23 said...

Silent Night. Thanks for the chance to win!

Amy said...

i have two. All I want for Christmas is you..and baby it's cold outside.
agrip76@aol.com

The Hieberts said...

I had never heard of Matthew Meade's book until I read about on another blog! Would love to see it! My favorite song is O Holy Night but I love them all. Christmas is the best time of the year!

Julie said...

I love Silver Bells and O Holy Night. I also enjoy Mary Did you Know, but for some reason my husband can't stand it!

Suzy Q said...

O Holy Night, most definitely. And anything the kids and I can sing loudly in the car to irritate my hubby - like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and various versions of Jingle Bells...like the ones that involve "Batman smells..." - you know the ones :)

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

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Nicole @Team Pipkin said...

My favorite Christmas song is Little Drummer Boy.
But really I love all the old classic Christmas songs.

Robyn B said...

"Oh Holy Night" by Josh Groban is my very favorite currently. It almost brings tears to my eyes, when I hear his rendition, it's so beautiful. It's always been one of my favorites.

Colin, Juanita, Ian, Brooke and Gavin said...

I really really love all Christmas music but if I had to pick a favorite it would definately be O Holy Night!

Great post Beki! Hope all is well in your world!

Marcy said...

O Holy Night always give me chills!

linda t said...

Oh my gosh, I love Christmas and my husband & I have quite the collection of Christmas music. My husband also put out a Christmas CD a few years back and I love his song "The Angels Sing".

Samantha said...

Oh Holy Night

Dixon Family said...

Silent Night has to be my favorite

Chelsea said...

anything harry conick!

Shannon said...

I love all Christmas music but my favorite is "Oh Holy Night"

Teresa said...

Love, love, love Christmas music! My very favorite is "This Christmastide" by John Rutter. Beautiful.

...Laura... said...

LOVE Christmas Music. My all time favorite is "Oh Holy Night"

...Laura... said...

I facebooked about this

Jamie said...

White Christmas is my all time favorite. It makes me happy :)

Tabitha said...

For some reason I've always liked "God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman" and I really don't know why!

Jody said...

How to pick????? I love all the carols, but I'll go with "One Small Child" or maybe "O Holy Night" Ahhhh. . . there are so many good ones. . .

Gina @ The Cannary Family said...

My favorite is the entire soundtrack to a Charlie Brown Christmas, by Vince Giraldi (sp?) I will never get tired of it!

Signs and Salvage said...

I love singing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer with my kids every year....BUT NO ONE is allowed to sing Chirstmas songs inmy house until after Thanksgiving. I LOVE Christmas music...but nothing drives me more crazy than singing Jingle Bells in July:):)

Take Care,

Kristin

Amanda said...

fun Christmas song: Santa Baby
Christian Christmas song: Silent Night

koopermom said...

Ooh, tough question! Can I just say the ELF soundtrack? Love em all!!

Denise B. said...

I'm a little twisted...John Mellancamp, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Cheech and Chong Christmas Song, and the Waitresses Christmas Wrapping.

B said...

I don't think I've ever met a Christmas song that I didn't like. However, if I had to pick I'd have to go with Silent Night as my favorite. Away in the Manger is right up there too.

For a good laugh though, I love to hear Dominick the Donkey (or the christmas donkey, not sure the actual name!)

Martha said...

My all-time fav Christmas song is Silver Bells...love it:)

tonya said...

Hands down....Christmas in Sarajevo by Trans Siberian Orchestra!

Jocelyn said...

Hi. I found you through Tatertots and Jello. My favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night.

jodie said...

Anything off the NSYNC Christmas album...it's my favorite! But then again, so is Celine Dion's Christmas album...LOL

Thanks for the great giveaway!

The Matthews' Family said...

O Holy Night

Anonymous said...

Definitely Silent Night at the Christmas Eve service...all the lights off with candlelight only. Makes me cry every time. ~Jen

Sharon said...

With 800+ Christmas songs on my ipod, it's hard to pick one! I'm a Christmas music junkie. I've always love the poignancy of O Come O Come Emmanuel.

Lisa said...

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Mary said...

"Silent Night" and "Grandma got Run Over by a Reindeer"!

Amy said...

"Mary, Did You Know?"

Love, love, love that song.

Kristen said...

Silent Night and Mary, Did You Know? are two of my favorite Christmas songs! Thank you for sharing!

Gina said...

Silent Night. My sister used to make me sing it to her

Helen said...

Sinatra's version of White Christmas.

Mo said...

Hard to pick a favorite, but just yesterday I was thinking about how much I liked "heaven's got a baby" by Sarah Masen. It's quirky and fun and an interesting perspective on the Christ child.

Mrs. McFadden said...

The original Santa Baby! <3

Karla @ {The Classy Woman} said...

I love 'The Christmas Song' and ' O, Holy Night'. Now I'm singing it. ;)

Hope I win, thanks for the chance! :)

Warmly,
Karla

Graceful Moments said...

My favorite is Third Day's Christmas Like a Child. It gets to the heart of what Christmas should be about...Jesus, family, love!

Cami said...

My favorite is Silent Night. Always has been :)

Abby said...

My favorite is Mary Did You Know?

But I also love all the Christmas hymns, I get goosebumps when we sing them on Christmas Eve

Kaira said...

I love so, so many Christmas songs but for some reason it isn't *really* Christmas if I don't listen to Tennessee Christmas by Amy Grant. When I was a teenager I remember baking cookies and listening to that album. It's a happy memory and I love it.

There are far more reflective songs I really enjoy and it's fun to sing the traditional songs with my kids so I don't really have a favorite but Tennessee Christmas always makes me happy.

lousalzer said...

The 12 days of Christmas for sure!! I always get it mixed up!