Wednesday, December 10, 2008

the Music of the season

You had to know that I would tie music into the holidays right??

I mean come on.

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Anyway, back to the music of the season.

One of my favorite memories around Christmas time is from my freshman year of high school. This was the only year that Big Sis and I would be in the same school...EVER. We also were both in Choir, see more music.

For the holiday season all the choirs came together to sing Handel's Messiah. Man alive, that is some powerful music. Each Choir took a song and had it down cold for the concert. Then, together we all sang Hallelujah Chorus. The power of all the choirs was moving. (I can guarantee that right now, Big Sis is reading this, and singing. I am 100% positive on this one! I think I know which song too, but not completely sure on that one.)

There has always been music tied into holidays growing up. Whether it was the Elvis my dad blared when we got our first CD player, or watching Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas movies and listening to the hilarious songs. Between being the choir and being at home, music was ingrained. I loved every minute of it.

Besides, who doesn't love Bing Crosby singing with David Bowie...that is one of my all time favorites. You should watch this if you have 4 minutes. They are both amazing. This is right up there with The Blenders. They are a Capella group that is from North Dakota but calls Minnesota home. They have some amazing voices, built for the wonderful holiday season.

So, in the music mood that I am in...I have a $15 itunes gift card to giveaway! How fun is that. You can buy your favorite Christmas music, or give it as a gift.

Now, the rules. There are two ways to enter this lovely giveaway...

1) - Leave me a comment letting me know your favorite holiday music. If you don't like holiday music I won't hold it against you, but tell me your favorite song of the moment.

2) Tweet about the giveaway will give you another entry. Make sure you have @FritzFactz if you tweet! If you aren't on twitter, that is okay. Blog about it instead. This will get you one extra entry.

Tune in Friday around noon for the winner! I will contact the winner via e-mail and order the gift card that same day. If I don't hear from the winner by Saturday at noon, I will draw another winner.


Katie said...

My favorite Christmas song is "Mary Did You Know" with Kenny Rogers and some lady....maybe Trisha Yearwood or Winona Judd...not sure. Anyways, I never cared for the song until I had Caleb, and then when it heard it in my hormonal state after Caleb was born, I found myself sobbing in the car. My husband asked me what the heck was wrong and I said "Can you imagine someone telling you that YOUR child is the SON of GOD?!?!?! Amazing!!" He thought I was crazy but every time I hear that song now, I cry. I just can't help it!! :)

Jeremy Griggs said...

I'm a big acappella Christmas music fan. My favorite song is "Come and See" performed by Octappella ( I also like Eclipse "Three Kings"

Jeni said...

I've gotten into WOW Christmas, Jars of Clay, Mercy Me, along those lines. I do also enjoy Barenaked Ladies doing "God Bless Ye Merry Gentlemen."

K-Mom said...

Do you know "The Holly and the Ivy"? It's an old Celtic Christmas song, and I just love it. It's especially beautiful when it's sung by a choir.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I tweeted about this giveaway, so now I am leaving my comment. And while I lead most people to believe I have a "Bah Humbug" attitude toward Christmas, secretly I love it (except for the whole being mean to retail managers part!) I especially love "Carol of the Bells", a lot, a lot...I have probably 15 versions in my iTunes!