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For the Whole Family: Putumayo Kids’ A Family Christmas CD

Music is a key component to adding the finishing touches on atmosphere in a retail store, a restaurant, and of course, the home.  I can’t think of any other holiday where you can listen to themed music for weeks on end. Great Christmas music fills your cup with good cheer as you plan and prepare a Thanksgiving meal, string lights, hang greens, and read the Christmas story with your family.

I’ve accumulated quite a collection of Christmas music albums over the years, and there are a handful of favorite albums that I want to share with my son as we re-introduce wonderful family holiday traditions and build lasting memories.

1. Charlie Brown Christmas ($14.99) – An album that’s heralded as a favorite for more than 40 years is definitely a classic.  My all-time favorite track is “Linus and Lucy,” but I’m also sentimental about “Christmastime is Here.”  Vince Guaraldi’s jazz genius at its best plus Christmas hymns sung by sweet children’s voices.

2. Merry Chris Rice ($3.99) – Only 4 MP3 downloads that make you wish he’d recorded 10 more tracks of fun and upbeat versions of great Christmas songs.  His Beach Boys’ inspired rendition of “Let It Snow” will melt your heart as you sing along.

3. A Family Christmas ($14.98) – An instant Christmas classic by Putumayo Kids.  It’s the perfect accompaniment for a family gathering or a Christmas party with well-loved Christmas songs performed by well-known artists including Brave Combo and Big Bad VooDoo Daddy.  Deana Carter’s version of “Winter Wonderland” is thoughtful and cozy–just wait until you hear the ending!


One winner  will receive a copy of Putumayo Kids’ A Family Christmas CD (retail value $14.98).

To enter, leave a comment relevant to this post prior to Friday, November 27th at 11:59 p.m.  Please follow the contest rules and avoid any generalized comments, or you will be disqualified.

FOR A SECOND ENTRY: complete a quick 10-question reader demographic survey. Then, leave a second comment telling me that you did.

FOR A THIRD ENTRY: Blog or Tweet about the Holiday Gift Guide (or about this giveaway), then leave a second comment telling me that you tweeted or blogged with a link to your tweet/post.

Thank you to Putumayo Kids for providing 2 copies of A Family Christmas for the purpose of this review and giveaway.
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UPDATE: Congratulations to the winner, #19 Heather M

22 Responses

  1. I was the winner of the Putumayo World Playground CD and believe me the music is wonderful and we are loving it. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We are back to try our luck again since we also love Christmas Carols (started playing this week on the radio!).

  2. Took your survey.

  3. I have their Africa CD and French CD and we love them. I would love some new Christmas music for the whole family to enjoy. I secretly am already listening to Christmas music!

  4. Answered your demographic survey.

  5. I have several Putomayo CDs, both from their kids series and their regular series. My favorite is their French Playground CD for kids; it has some amazing music from the Franco-African diaspora.

  6. I am always looking for new Christmas music. This would be brilliant.

  7. my son is finally at the age where he sings songs and he remebers them! he would love this xmas cd.

  8. we have the picnic playground cd of theirs and LOOOOVE it! it’s so fun

  9. We have many christmas videos but no kid-friendly music CD’s. We would enjoy trying out a Putumayo CD, you have raved about them for some time now so they must be great!

  10. survey complete – nice idea, i hope it is helpful!

  11. would love to get to hear the putamayo christmas cd this season! i LOVE christmas music, it really makes me so in the spirit 😉

  12. Latest: RT @drdolly Shop. Win. Give. Holiday Gift Guide for the entire family http://wp.me/p4s6M-Z5 less than 5 seconds ago

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  13. I’ve been looking for some good Christmas music for this season. The Putumayo Christmas cd sounds perfect!

  14. I love the Putamayo CDs…they’re awesome! My kids at school love hearing the world-wide music, too…

  15. We have the Putamayo CD Picnic Playground and it has been a great favorite around here. Another would be great. Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. I completed your survey. Thanks again.

  17. My girls would love this one

  18. i’m always looking for new music to share with my daughter and honestly i don’t own any christmas music yet!!

  19. took your survey!

  20. Our two grandchildren loved the Christmas music last year so much we were playing into February!! The artists on the Putumayo Kids’ A Family Christmas CD are wonderful.

  21. I took your demographic survey

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