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    SURPRISE GIVEAWAY: Share Your Favorite Holiday Song and Win!

    UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed! Congratulations to our winner, taylorgrace!

    Congratulations–you’ve found our second surprise giveaway of the Christmas season! This giveaway only lasts for one day, and we’re giving away an iPod shuffle and a $25 iTunes gift card to help you fill it with your favorite songs. Hurry and enter to win now!


    In the comments below, share a link to your favorite holiday song and tell us why you love it! At midnight, this giveaway will end and Nicole will pick her favorite response as the lucky winner!

    We can’t wait to listen to your fave Christmas songs. Good luck, girls!

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    1. This is my favorite holiday song because it really captures the true meaning of Christmas It talks about how calm everything was when our Saviour came to us, and how His coming was a beautiful thing. The song is also so beautiful, and I love how soothing it is. One of my friends even called it the anthem of Christmas, and I agree with her because this song is the perfect song about Christmas.


    2. I absolutely love “Silver Bells”. It truly reminds us all of the power of the Christmas spirit.

      “Children laughing
      People passing
      Meeting smile after smile
      And on every street corner you hear

      Silver bells, silver bells
      It’s Christmas time in the city
      Ring-a-ling, hear them sing
      Soon it will be Christmas day”

      The “children laughing,” makes me think of the joy that every child (no matter what the age, young or old!) experiences this time of year. “Meeting smile after smile,” reminds me of the happiness that is shared the world around. I think that this song makes you think of all of the aspects of Christmas that make it magical, not just the gift part. All in all, this song is so beautiful and really gets me and my family into the Christmas spirit! 🙂 <3

      Here is the link to the song:


    3. I love this song because it’s absolutely wonderful sounding and because it has special value to me because when I was 7, I participated in a Christmas play at my church, the first time I ever did. I was Mary, and I danced to this song. I love the lyrics and I especially love this video, which incorporates scenes from the Bible miniseries.

      Mary Did You Know- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1DZA_TdBBI

    4. Believe may seem a little childish because it’s from the film the Polar Express, but I love it sooo much!!! Both Josh Groban and Jackie Evancho sang this song gorgeously and I’m singing this as I perform in different nursing homes, stores, etc for this season! 🙂


      When we find that we have lost our way, we find ourselves again on Christmas Day…
      Believe in what your heart is saying,
      Hear the melody it’s playing
      There’s no time to waste,
      There’s so much to celebrate
      Believe in what you feel inside,
      And give yourself the wings to fly
      You have everything you need
      If you just believe! <3

    5. My favorite “holiday song” is Barlowgirl, Hallelujah (Light Has Come) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SarPJv6rUiQ I just love this song! I put holiday song in air quotes because it’s kinda an all year song. …how versatile!… lol… well it sounds mysterious and beautiful and I love it especially around Christmas. mostly because it reminds us of how Christmas is really about Jesus… with black Friday, santa clause, and our culture we are continuously forgetting the true meaning! kids grow up thinking Christmas is about getting gifts from a so called Santa Clause who is completely stealing the spotlight from Jesus. I just feel bad that he doesn’t even get recognized on his own birthday sometimes with some people. this is the season of GIVING because the day he was born he gave us much or than diamonds or gold…he gave us hope for a future beyond our world. where we could be at peace. and now it’s been morphed into a season of GETTING lots of presents that in 3 years we won’t even care about. but in heaven his gift will be all that matters. don’t get me wrong gifts and giving are great, even black Friday I guess. maybe even Christmas list, caroling, and anything you might think of. just don’t forget who gave you everything you have.

      God bless!

    6. “Christmas Lullaby (I Will Lead You Home)” by Amy Grant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWKVu6vQZlc

      I love this song, because it’s not your standard, cookie-cutter (not that there’s anything wrong with those) Christmas song. It’s beautifully sung/played. I love the instrumental especially! It also expresses the Salvation of Christ, it’s a prayer and a promise. “Trust Me and follow Me and I will lead you home.” (:

    7. My favorite Christmas song is “This Baby” by Steven Curtis Chapman. I love it because it explains how incredible God is and what he did for us. And because of the great tune and vocals of course.

    8. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E8gmARGvPlI

      My favorite Christmas song is Last Christmas by Wham. Although it does not reference God in it, it reminds myself that although holidays are a lot of fun to spend with family and friends, that’s not always the case for every person. For a lot of people who have lost a loved one or dealt with heartache around the holidays, Christmas and other seemingly enjoyable holidays can be painful. The song reminds me that when I’m dealing with sadness around the holidays that there is hope and that things will get better. Maybe if you had a broken heart you can find someone even better that God had in mind all along. The song also reminds me to be kind to everyone especially around holidays because we might be shocked that people that we know who are usually fine have dealt with sad experiences during this time.

    9. One of my favorite Christmas songs is Christmas with a Capital C. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkIj94yepfU It hilariously explains the problems surrounding our modern view of Christmas. The world can change the name, but they can’t change the reason. Like Thanksgiving isn’t Turkey Thursday, Christmas isn’t X-Mas or Happy Holidays. There is a point behind the name: Jesus, Christ! It’s called Christmas with a capital C!!

    10. Maybe this is strange, but one of my favorites is by Taylor Swift. Her “Christmas Must Be Something More” is very eye-opening and discusses why Christmas is “something holy, not superficial”, and why it is truly “something special,” a celebration of Christ’s birth and our redemption, symbolically toasting “Here’s to the birthday boy who saved our lives.” Taylor Swift also points out problems our society faces in celebrating Christmas, focusing mainly on gifts as we “try to ignore” its real meaning. “Christmas must be something more,” and it is up to us to recognize the day for what it is. It is an incredibly inspirational and thoughtful song.

    11. My favorite Christmas song has always been “Carol of the Bells.” It is such a classic. I remember listening to it since I was little and always wanted to be in an orchestra to play it myself. I love the blend of classical Christmas music with the rockier tempo and style thrown in. It also gets me into the Christmas spirit, even though I do not even know the words beyond the first line. 🙂 Here is a link of it being performed by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. There are at least hundreds of variations, but I think that the original score is great on its own.

    12. I love the song ‘A Baby Changes Everything’ by faith hill.
      It’s such a beautiful song from Mary’s perspective in the birth of Jesus.
      It reminds us that it changed everything for her, being very young, and ultimately Jesus’ birth and sacrifice has changed the world!

    13. My favorite Christmas song is Mary Did You Know. I love it because when I was growing up, my dad, sister, and I sang it almost every day together during the holiday season! Not only that, but it is a song that really shows what Christmas is really about!

      “Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
      Mary did you know that your baby boy would one day rule the nations?
      Did you know that your baby boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb?
      This sleeping child you’re holding is the great I am”

      Such a great reminder! http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=9M90B1NU

    14. My favorite Christmas song is Hallelujah Christmas by Cloverton. I love it because it puts a Christmas twist on one of my favorite songs, Hallelujah (the song from shrek). This is a beautiful song with an incredible melodic tune that makes me feel incredibly peaceful and grateful. We learned it for choir recently and our choir leader sings it beautifully. Well…here it is 🙂


    15. My favorite Christmas song is “This is Christmas” by Kutless, it is a really fun really up beat song that reminds us that if we didn’t have Jesus as our Savior we wouldn’t even have Christmas, it cuts to the heart and it makes me really happy when I listen to it!

    16. Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel is my favorite Christmas song because is represents my heart so well as I look at the birth of Christ each Christmas in wonder, expectancy, and emotion that goes beyond that of this world.

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