Monday, December 13, 2010

12 Days of Christmas- Day 9 Event


Meet Carmen! She is made from two of my favorite fabrics from one of my all time favorite fabric collections, Meadowsweet. The idea for this giveaway came when we took the kids to see Santa last week and Abby wanted to sing 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' with "the extras". lol All five of us sang it in the car and Rob and I impressed the kids with some "extras" that they didn't know! 

For a chance to win this little gal... just leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite holiday song or carol is! Religious (all!), non-religious, serious, silly... whatever song makes you want to listen or sing along! You have 24 hours to comment and we'll pick the winner by a random draw! 

131 comments:

  1. Carol of the Bells, hands down!

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  2. Christmas in Kilarney!

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  3. I love Santa Baby!! So non-traditional ;)

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  4. We have a new favorite. The Macabeats "Candlelight" video which was such a hit this year on the web is a HUGE hit in my house. The kids and I can watch the video and listen to it on repeat forever (and thus far, we have).

    Whenever the actual song (It's a parody of "Dynamite") comes on the radio, we're disappointed when we realize it's not the Chanukah song.

    I love that the song is so catchy and meaningful plus I LOVE having a popular holiday song that my kids can identify with. We always hear Christmas songs this time of year and it's not our holiday, so they feel left out. This song, though, everyone is singing, even their non-Jewish friends.

    My Catholic friend's 5-year-old randomly started singing the song in the car. I love that. :-)

    Other than that, one of my favorite holiday songs was "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas." It was originally used as a fundraiser for our zoo here in OK and that's cool. Plus it's catchy. Best of all, for me, though, when my daughters were 3, they danced to that song in ballet class. They, however, replaced the word, "Christmas," with "Chanukah," and they did so very loudly which always cracked the audience up. :-) They're 8 and 1/2 now and they STILL sing their version of that song to the hippo at the zoo every time we pass.

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  5. Little drummer boy

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  6. No Room For Jesus, by the Gamble Folk

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  7. Carmen is adorable!! Silent Night is one of my favorite Christmas songs, although I love so many others too.

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  8. Rudolph the red nose reindeer with all the added bits!

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  9. Carol of the bells! Or Christmas Eve Sarajevo by Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

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  10. I love Sleigh Ride, ever since we played it band during my high school days.

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  11. Jingle Bells, just because my oldest is five and in preschool, and for the first time, he's learning Christmas songs and singing them all the time. Jingle Bells is one of his favorites. :)

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  12. Little Drummer Boy- David Bowie/Bing Crosby and
    Where are you Christmas- Faith Hill

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  13. O HOly Night, the stars are brightly shining, it is the night of our dear savours birth. The most beautiful carols of all time.
    My mom used to sing a song about Randolph the bowlegged cowboy. To the tune of Rudolph the red nosed reindeer. Do you know that one?
    sue.splace@yahoo.com

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  14. The Drummer Boy - I love this song!

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  15. -oh holy night (so beautiful!)
    -christmas in kilarney (bing crosby)

    missamay30@yahoo.com

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  16. I'm loving your great prompts to think a little harder on things I usually let cruise by at Christmas.

    My fave carol is definately O Holy Night. My Dad used to sing it so beautifully, and I it's something I miss very much since he passed away.

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  17. My daughter (who is 2) loves Jingle Bells. She has been so fun this Christmas season, and I would LOVE to have this sweet reindeer peeking out of her stocking on Christmas morning. I too love Meadowsweet!!!

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  18. My favorite Christmas song predates me, but I love "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy" by Bing Crosby and David Bowie. Just a wonderful song.

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  19. Silent Night
    O Holy Night
    Away in a Manger
    Little Drummer Boy
    ....

    So many and they almost always bring a tear....

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  20. LOVE silent night
    Abby
    kiwisincanada@rogers.com

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  21. I have two, "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" and "Joseph's Lullaby".

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  22. Ok...this isn't a holiday song, but I love the song The Lion Sleeps Tonight...My son has been learning piano and plays it all the time...I constantly have that song in my head...:)

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  23. oooh just one - I love them all but if I had to pick it'd be Baby It's Cold Outside

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  24. Definitely hard to choose, I start listening to it the week after Halloween! BUT...I love 12 Days of Christmas by Straight No Chaser...it's a twist on a common song!
    -Jen

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  25. My all time is the same as the lady above me. Baby it's cold outside... but only by Dean Martin.

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  26. Oh man, there is NO WaY to narrow that one down! :) LOVE O Holy Night for soothing, but Santa Baby is a fun one I like lots too :)

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  27. God rest ye merry gentlemen. Such a pretty song!

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  28. For silly, "Santa Baby", but only the original Eartha Kitt version. But my all-time favorite is "O Holy Night" - I have a collection of about a dozen versions, thanks to iTunes. :)

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  29. The twelve pains of Christmas

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  30. O Holy Night, without a doubt. It doesn't matter who sings it; everytime I hear it, it gives me chills. I love it so much!

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  31. When Santa got stuck up the chimney. My mother-in-law is English and taught this to my kids. such a cute song!

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  32. Either Drummer Boy or Santa Claus is coming to town I can't decide!

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  33. What a coincidence! My oldest daughter and I were just discussing this topic tonight. My favorite is O Holy Night.

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  34. Miracle by Matisyahu. it's great to have a fun Hanukkah song other than "dreidel, dreidel, dreidel"

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  35. I'm from Oklahoma, but live in Virginia now. My favorite Christmas carol of all times is really not a carol at all...it's an advertisement for a local jewelry store in Oklahoma City...B.C. Clark's. You knew it was really Christmas time when you heard the B.C. Clark's jingle...

    Jewelry is the gift to give
    'Cause it's the gift that'll live & live.
    So give the gift you know can't fail
    At B.C. Clark's Anniversary sale.
    Most sales are after Christmas,
    But Clark's is just before.
    Most everything is marked way down,
    Savings you can't ignore
    At Oklahoma's oldest jewelers,
    Since 1892.
    So, give the gift you know can't fail,
    At B.C. Clark's anniversary sale!!

    I know it sounds crazy, but it's legendary in the area!!!

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  36. My favorite is Jingle Bells! And this year my daughter can sing it! She says jingie bows jingie bows! It is sooo cute!

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  37. One of my favorite memories growing up was listening to John Denver and the Muppets Christmas album. It was the highlight of decorating the Christmas tree! After my dad remarried we introduced our new step sister and step brother to the Christmas tradition. Now everyone sings Miss Piggy's version of the Hay Penny song! : )

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  38. I love *Mary did you know?* Love hearing this song, and belting it out when no one is around!

    Hugs,
    Gina

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  39. "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy"!! I love that song! It and "The Nutcracker" put me in such a holiday spirit every year! They both bring back such fun memories of when I use to perform in the annual "Nutcracker" Ballet at the Hershey Theatre in Hershey, PA. Aka Chocolate town!! Yes I lived and grew up there and yes it smells like Chocolate!

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  40. Jingle Bells, because my oldest daughter at age 2 1/2 adopted that song as "her song" and would sing everything to the tune of Jingle Bells. We were even at a friends house and DD was tapping her elbow on the table, when my friend was like "Is she tapping her elbow to the beat of Jingle Bells???". Yes, yes she was. And that was in May, well past the holiday season. And a year later, most songs are still sung to that tune. I know I'll always think of her when I hear it.

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  41. It's soo hard to narrow it down to just one but I'm gonna go with "Mary did you know?" and "Baby it's cold outside"

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  42. Not a holiday song, but a catchy song my husband and I both love is "Aint no sunshine" by Bill Withers. You didn't ask for this, but it means a lot to us because it makes us think of our first year of marriage when we would try to sing the chorus without taking a breathe in oxygen-deprived Denver, CO.

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  43. christmas shoes and I want a hippopotamus for christmas

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  44. Winter Wonderland has to be one of my favorites. My husband tells everyone that I could listen to Christmas songs all year long!

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  45. Little Drummer Boy & The Christmas Song that Dave Matthews sings, but I get teary-eyed whenever I hear "Oh, Tannenbaum" (sp?) or any of the carols in German (reminds me of my sweet grandma).
    Carmen is lovely!!

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  46. I love Silent Night...my all time favourite

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  47. Definetely Oh, Holy Night! Love it!

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  48. This year I think it's Baby, It's Cold Outside. :)

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  49. Santa Claus and Popcorn by Merle Haggard

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  50. I love the songs my kids randomly start singing at the dinner table. Which ever happens to be favourite that night, Last night it was Jingle bells, the night before last it was Oh Christmas tree!

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  51. Oh man, we already have one of your reindeers, and methinks she is awfully lonely without a little herd of her own :)

    My favorite is O Holy Night. It's such a beautiful melody and the way the music rises and falls just speaks to my soul.

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  52. I love to listen to my daughter sing rudolf the red nose raindeer it is sos so cute because being 5 the words sort of all run together and each time it changes a little bit so it is always a suprise lol

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  53. Tabitha was a star as the donkey in her preschool church Nativity so this year we are rocking (!) to Little Donkey :)

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  54. I love "Baby It's Cold Outside"....

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  55. My favorite Christmas song is Carol of the Bells. I'm not even sure why, but I LOVE it!

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  56. sooooooooooooo CUTE!!
    my fav song is desk the halls.
    hugs
    xx

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  57. We have no favorites, my daughter loves to sing all the songs that we have on our cd. Last year she sang them in the middle of the night and after a couple of songs she fell a sleep again. We are from Holland so the english songs are a bit difficult but she makes her own version and words, so funny

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  58. Jingle Bells - Barbara Steisand
    Breath of Heaven - Amy Grant
    I'll Be Home for Christmas - Amy Grant
    Silent Night

    This list could go on and on! =)

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  59. gloria in excelsis deo sang as loudly as possible!

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  60. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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  61. Grandma got run over by a reindeer!! I love that they did a cartoon for it too!!

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  62. Once Upon a Christmas by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers-the best song ever!

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  63. It would have to be good ole "Jingle Bells"

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  64. My little guy keeps singing Jingle bells over and over ;)

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  65. Away in a Manger is one of my favorites, since it was one of the first I learned as a kid. My other has to be George Straight's Christmas Cookies.

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  66. If I had to pick one Christmas song that makes me want to sing (and dance) it would have to be... Feliz Navidad by the David Crowder Band. LOVE IT!!! I also love O Holy Night by Barlow Girl. :)

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  67. I'm another fan of O Holy Night. Sends a tingle down my spine when sung well :-)

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  68. Ok I have a funny one...all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth! I fell when I was 4 and knocked both my two front teeth out and didn't get them back in until I was 8!!! So for four years I sang this song praying they would come back in! My nickname for those four long years was "snags"!

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  69. I love soooo many of them but my ultimate fave has to be "Oh Holy Night". :)

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  70. My favorite right now is "Jingle Bells" as sung by my 3 year old daughter. It's darling!

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  71. I really love O Holy Night... it's such a pretty song. :)

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  72. O Holy Night! It brings me to tears sometimes it's such a beautiful song! I also love a song my daughter sang at her school called Sleep Baby Jesus -it was so sweet with the hand movements the children did :)

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  73. O Holy Night by Willie K. I also enjoy singing Santa Clause is Coming to Town and Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer with my kids:)

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  74. Nat King Cole- The Christmas Song aka "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire" <3 love!

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  75. this is a hard one - I love Christmas music. I think I really love "Mary did you know" this year this song seems really special because I had a baby in October and when I look at her this song comes to mind.

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  76. it's a marshmallow world! i'm from the east coast and now that I live in So Cal, I keep running into people who've never heard it before. My daughter Layla, age 2, is a fan of "Better Watch Out' as she calls it. Happy holidays!!

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  77. The grinch song, my childhood favorite!

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  78. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

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  79. Happy Christmas (war is over) by John Lennon

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  80. Chestnuts Roasting is my favorite Christmas song... although its embarrassing to admit, the NKOTB version is my favorite...must be a reminder of my childhood.

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  81. I have many that I love but, Mary Did You Know is one of my favorites.

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  82. This year it has to be Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer because my 26 month old loves to sing it LOUDLY!

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  83. My favorite is "Mary Did You Know?" My next favorite is Michael W. Smith's "Gloria In Excelsis Deo."

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  84. I have two favs. "O Holy Night" sung at church by my old friend from high school and "What Child is This" sung by Vanessa Williams. Love them!

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  85. Grandma got run over by a reindeer! That some makes me laugh every time!

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  86. OMGosh - my favorite holiday song is "Santa Baby". It describes my secret side (don't tell anyone though!)

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  88. I like Dominic the Donkey. Something about the part where he goes "because the reindeer can not climb the hills of Italy" makes me smile

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  89. I love the oldies....and "Mary Did You Know" is definitely one of my favourites.

    But lately "Jospeh's Lullaby" sung by Mercy Me has been my favourite.....brings tears to my eyes. Have a listen to it at
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PytP9XPhP1g&feature=related

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  90. whenever my niece & I are in the car & we see a house totally done up for the holiday we start humming carol of the bells. if the one next door is even spiffier, it gets louder! LOL ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding.....

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  91. I love jingle bell rock! It's so fun to sing & dance to, but oh holy night has been hitting home this year. Thanks for the chance to win! My little 3 yr old looked at my computer while i was reading this blog & said she wants that dolly! Haha so cute, she wants them all! P.s.what do you mean extras? :)

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  92. My favorite is Mary did you know? I love this song! When I was a teenager we did a skit to it, it was so much fun!

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  93. very cute!! my favorite song is suzy snowflake!! we did it at a christmas concert when i was a kid and i have a younger sister named susan.. so it always reminded me of her!!

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  94. Let it snow! And it finally did here so it's starting to feel like Christmas. =)

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  95. I love xmas carols - I listen to them as much as possible... my favs this year are Glee Christmas and the old standybyes... Andy Williams - Holly Jolly Christmas and Bony M - Mary's Boy Child! Love that reindeer - oh my!

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  96. Jingle Bell Rock & Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer (which was the first Christmas song all my kids learned to sing)& Anything By Andy Williams, I sing his all year!!!

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  97. As I am a mum of 2 gorgeous but 'loud' girls, it has to be "SILENT NIGHT". All mummy wants for christmas is a silent night. ;)

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  98. I love, love, love Carol of the Bells!

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  99. I love Silent Night... and Santa Baby! Depends on the mood..Merry Christmas!

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  100. It's so hard to decide I love Christmas music in general. The first song name that came to mind is "In The Bleak Mid-Winter", I sang once with my church choir and now enjoy listening to it on our Sarah Mclachlan CD.

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  101. Grandma got run over by a reindeer :) We crack up everytime we hear that song in the car.

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  102. I'm probably too late again but I love all Christmas music!!!! But I guess my favorite is "Silent Night".

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  103. We really love the Alvin and the Chipmunks song!! I have listened to it about 10 times just today alone!!

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  104. "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" by Gayle Peevey. HILARIOUS.

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  105. All I want for Christmas is you........

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  106. My favorite song is The Christmas Song - or Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire - played by the Vince Guaraldi trio. I love the Charlie Brown Chrsitmas CD.

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  107. Lots of great songs listed here!

    This giveaway is now closed.

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