Have you noticed that a lot of radio stations flip to holiday music at the beginning of November? That as soon as kids finish trick-or-treating, stores start to bring out the Christmas decorations? The big department stores in NYC 'unveil' their holiday windows in November? Well, I am one who does not like to skip holidays. There is a reason why they happen when they do and we should not mess with the calendar. Yes, technically historians have proven that Christ was more likely born in July than December, but still. Christmas is December 25th and Thanksgiving is in November. Christmas decorations should be pulled out of the attic the day after Thanksgiving and not a moment sooner.
Now, I love Christmas music, but if I have any control over it, I will not listen to it before the day after Thanksgiving. I feel the holiday loses a little bit of it's luster if you 'celebrate' it for over a month. I'm sure others might think the many days leading up to the 25th add to the hype and anticipation, but not me.
Anyway, I tell you all this to set up my very first giveaway!! It really has nothing to do with running, fitness, or healthy eating, but everything to do with holiday music & my favorite things (I'm stepping in since Oprah isn't doing the show this year).
Everyone likes to add new Christmas music to their collection, right? (Well, I suppose mostly those who celebrate Christmas really.) If you are looking for new music, then here's your chance to get some delivered right to you! One lucky person will get 6 of my favorite holiday albums: Diana Krall's Christmas Songs, Ledisi's It's Christmas, Now That's What I Call Christmas, Verve Remixed Christmas, (and the original versions of the songs) Verve Unmixed Christmas, and my all time favorite holiday album, Ella Fitzgerald's (who is also my all time favorite vocalist - I can listen to her for hours on end) Ella Wishes You a Swingin' Christmas. To top it off, I'm going to throw in a DVD copy of my favorite holiday movie, "White Christmas." (*sigh* Bing Crosby was so cute!)
All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me what your favorite holiday album is or your favorite holiday tradition. A second entry if you link to this on your blog (just be sure to let me know)!
Entries will be accepted until 5pm next Sunday, December 6th! Good Luck!!