Wednesday, December 17, 2008

We'll Celebrate With a Contest!

I thought for my 200th post we would do something REALLY fun. Last week Nem had people post favorite Christmas movies and then books. A couple of days ago I was going to ask all of you lovely people about favorite Christmas songs and then download the best. Then I thought, "Wait a minute! I don't care what everyone else likes. It's MY iPod!"

So now we are going to play a little guessing game. I downloaded TEN new Christmas songs yesterday. Only two of them are from the same album. Here is how you play: List ten Christmas songs in your comment. The person who most accurately guesses my list (with at least TWO matches) will win the prize.

Free blog visits for the next year.

Kidding. Of course, kidding. If you get the most correct guesses, I will download these ten shiny new songs onto a CD and send them to you. If I am going to get it to you by Christmas, the contest has to end by Saturday morning. (If I don't have your e-mail address, you'll need to give it to me so that I can get your actual address.)

So, ready to play?

Since I don't have a playlist running on the site, I realize that you might need a few hints. Here they are:

1. Martina McBride, Jewel and Harry Connick Jr.' s Christmas albums are already loaded onto my iPod.

2. When I taught school in Utah, I downloaded the livestream for 101.9 The End's Christmas music for my students to listen to while they worked on projects. This radio station is actually one of the things I miss the most about Utah.

3. My top five most played songs are by David Cook, Trisha Yearwood, Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban and KT Tunstall. Though my Top 25 also includes Garth Brooks, Jann Arden, Madonna, Matchbox 20, Toto, Phil Collins and The Wreckers.

4. All of the songs were easily found through iTunes: I already knew either the artist or the names of the songs I was looking for. It was really easy to find what I wanted under the "Holiday" genre.

5. If you choose anything by Manaheim Steamroller then you are dead to me.


Michelle said...

I think I am already out. Carol of the Bells by Manaheim Steamroller is one of my favorites! J/K

Christie said...

Number 5 has me stymied. Tee-hee. I'm not going to enter the contest, but will say that my two favorite Christmas CDs this year are "Christmastime" by Hillary Weeks and "Noel" by John Groban. I'll also admit to liking Elvis' "Blue Christmas" and "Santa Claus is Back in Town." Go figure.

Yankee Girl said...

Okay, so if I were downloading a list of 10 it would look something like this...not sure how it will match up with yours though.

1. Rudolph Jack Johnson

2. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Sarah McLachlan and Bare Naked Ladies

3. I Believe in Father Christmas U2

4. Christmas Day Dido

5. Mistletoe Colbie Caillat

6. All I Want for Christmas (Is You) Mariah Carey

7. Sleigh Ride KT Tunstall

8. O Holy Night Kelly Clarkson

9. Christmas Song Catherine Feeny

10. Believe Josh Groban

Suburban Hippie said...

A very good friend of mine was the makeup artist for Jewel one time and told me she was a total clepto and a 'witch' to boot. I haven't been able to enjoy her music since then.