For the first Little Things Studio giveaway, I’m going to pick FIVE random winners.
They win one of the brand spanking new 2013 YEAR OF SUNSHINE wall calendars (pink or cream – see below) AND a small print of their choice!!!
HOW TO ENTER:
- To enter, please comment below and tell me your favorite Christmas carol (I’m working on Christmas cards and need inspiration).
- Enter the email address you’d like me to contact you with IF you win!
- Contest ends on Saturday, October 20 at noon (central time).
- You must be a facebook fan. I am going to double check to make sure you are a fan!!! If you aren’t, I will randomly draw again a new name.
- You cannot enter more than once. If you comment again, it be counted as invalid.
If you are the winner, I will send you an email on Saturday afternoon to get your mailing address and to wall calendar and small print you picked.
I’m excited to see how this giveaway goes! I am making sure this is as fair to everyone as possible. I’m going to use some kind of random number generator that Dave is going to find for me somewhere on the internet! If this goes smoothly, I might want to do this every year. And I will be putting up the new wall calendars next week! I promise!
Thank you and best of luck today!!! -Kate
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Not really a carol per se, but Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt is my favorite!
I have always, always loved “O Holy Night.” I’m pretty sure I just liked singing it opera style as a kid (because of the really high notes at the end). I’ve heard so many beautiful versions of it though, and it’s really powerful when there are a chorus of voices singing it. 🙂
Kate, I love that you are doing this! I was thinking about Christmas music yesterday and I love Carol if the Bells. 🙂 you are so creative and I can’t wait to see Christmas designs!
OMG that calendar is beautiful!
I really don’t know the names of the Christmas carols… I am not even sure if I like Christmas carols but I do like the Country Christmas station on Pandora 🙂 Like Randy Travis – I think he does Silent Night. Or, even better, Mariah Carey’s version of “All I want for Christmas!”
Take that for Friday, and PLEASE draw my name tomorrow, Kate!
Hallelujah Chorus (sung by Mississippi Mass Choir )
Father Christmas is a great song by the Kinks
Gorgeous designs! Lovely work. Thanks for doing the giveaway. 🙂
Christmas carol suggestion: We wish you a merry Christmas
“God rest ye merry, gentlemen” has always been a favorite. But I also like “o holy night”–all the verses.
Roy’s favorite is “oh come oh come Emmanuel.”
I love them all, but “Oh Little Town of Bethlehem” is sweet and “Silent Night” makes me cry, every time. Another favorite is “What Child is This?” or the classic “Joy to the World.” Joy could be a really fun thing to illustrate in the bright colors you love! Oh, I hope I win 🙂
As a child, despite the fact that I am not German at all, I always liked singing “O Tannenbaum” which is the German version of “O Christmas Tree”. I probably butchered all the words, but oh well – it’s the thought that counts!
Those calendars are GORGEOUS!! Last year, I absolutely fell in love with The Wexford Carol, which is an old Irish song. Alison Krauss and Yo-Yo Ma do this gorgeous performance of it that I listen to on repeat all through December!
It doesn’t feel like Christmas to me until the entire church has lit their candles and we all sing “O Holy Night.” It gives me chills just thinking about it.
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent. It’s so creepy and beautiful. Check out the BiFrost Arts arrangement if you need to hear it fresh.
But my goofy favorite is I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas!
‘Silent Night’ is my favorite. I didn’t think it could get better until we moved to Germany and started singing it its original German. So awesome!
A Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives
Always reminds me of my favourite xmas special and makes me feel christmasy all over. 🙂
Oh my all time favorite is Come Thou Long Expected Jesus. I LOVE your prints! My dear friend Maggie gave me one for Christmas last year and it’s beautiful!
tennessee christmas by alabama is one of the firsts that popped in my head. i’m not from tn, but i love the homey feel of that song. i can’t pick one favorite. i LOVE all christmas music. your calendar is beautiful. i love following your work. so inspirational!
My favorite Christmas song is “O Holy Night”. The words
always bring a picture of what it was like on that first night of
Jesus’ life. The stars were brightly shining…Hear the angels singing
it is the night of the DEAR SAVIOUR’S birth!
My favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night. The words paint a picture in my mind of what it was like on that first night of Jesus’ life. The stars were brightly shining and the angels were singing…the shepherds were leaving their flock to go find him…Our Almighty God made the Holy family comfortable even in dire circumstances. I don’t think that hay in the manger stuck in him at all!
How fun! Love these designs! Hark the Herald Angels Sing!
Do I have to pick just one Christmas song? 🙂 Away in the Manger, Little Drummer Boy, Joy to the World…Baby it’s Cold Outside! Love the Calendars!! Hope to see you again soon ma’am!
This is the first time I have ever entered a blog giveaway… I’m excited! My favorite Christmas Carol is “What Child is This?” It can be sung by anyone, really, but for me simplest is best.
Kate, your work is wonderful and I am so excited to see your Christmas designs!
“Cool Yule” by Louis Armstrong and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” – two of a long list of favorites!
One of my favorites (even though it has been way over-used by childrens’ choirs) is Silent Night. Especially this line:
How silently, how silently,
The wondrous Gift is given!
I love love love Carol of the Bells!
My favs are O Come O Come Emmanuel and the Carol of the Bells.
O Holy Night, the Sufjan Stevens rendition. It’s beautiful.
And Vince Guaraldi Trio, Christmastime Is Here is a classic, of course!
The calendar looks so great!!! One of my favorites is O Come, All Ye Faithful! Also, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 🙂
Carol of the bells, and I know all the words… Choir… high school. Yeah! So glad you are doing this!!!!! You are the best rooms ever!
I love the song “Making Christmas” from Nightmare Before Christmas.
Carol of the Bells has always been my favorite holiday song. It stays with me all year long and never fails to get me in the Christmas Time spirit.
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen! Or O Come, O Come Emmanuel.. It’s Thom’s favorite and I’ve grown to really love it.
what if we only listened to sufjan christmas music this year? would that be ok? on that note, i could listen to his version of ‘once in david’s royal city’ non-stop, year round.
‘Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming’ is my favorite Christmas hymn.
“O Holy Night”. Fo’ sure.
“Deck the Halls” but sung like the Chinese men in the movie A Christmas Story when they are in the restaurant on Christmas Day. 🙂
Two “moods” for you:
Frank Sinatra “Christmas Song”
The Civil Wars “O Come O Come Emmanuel”
Eep! So excited to see what you come up with! My favorite Christmas season song is “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”
Carol of the Bells! It’s so pretty when sung a cappella!
Thanks for the contest; the calendars are beautiful!
Children Go Where I Send Thee by Tennessee Ernie Ford – can’t be beat. And if you watch this video, the little kid to his left totally steals the show!!
I love O Holy Night and How Many Kings by Downhere. 🙂
Jingle bells is the best
My favorite is “The Christmas Song” – Can’t wait for the calendar whether I win or not!
I love Once In Royal David’s City! But Children Go Where I Send Thee is a Stone Family classic!
Love the calendars!!
My favorite is What Child is This. I listen to it all year round
I love both “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus” and “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” Met you in Tulsa…love your stuff!
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“Oh Holy Night”, “But, Baby it’s cold outside” & “Jingle Bell Rock” I have a three way tie for favorites 🙂
I love so many! O Holy Night, In the Bleak Midwinter, Joy to the Word and O Come All Ye Faithful are some of my favorites!
Angels From the Realms of Glory
Baby It’s Cold Outside by She & Him
Nearly all Christmas music makes me want to vomit, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmas Time” and John Lennon’s “Happy Christmas.” I also don’t *completely* hate when “I Wish It Was Christmas Today” (from an old SNL sketch) gets stuck in my head.
P.S. I never realized who sung either of those songs & I find it exceedingly coincidental that they’re both Beatles. Thanks for that!
Bruce Springsteen’s “Santa Clause is Comin’ to Town” is my all time favorite. Love the Big Man on the saxophone!
“The First Noel” of course!! Every Christmas, my family buys anything and everything that says “Noel.” All wrapping paper, decorations, and yes, holiday cards must say “Noel”!!
It is beautiful Kate!!! I have always loved “it came upon a midnight clear” 🙂 and I’m 101% sure I already like your fb page! 😉 xoxox
Love this giveaway! And you know I’m a fan of everything you do! 🙂 My favorite Christmas songS are (sorry can’t choose one) “Let There Be Peace On Earth” by Vince Gill, “You Make it Feel Like Christmas” and “Morning Has Broken” by Neil Diamond. And thanks to Ally Watkins I now have a new favorite after googling the “Wexford Carol”!
I love, love, love your work! My favorite Christmas carol is probably Breath of Heaven by Amy Grant. It’s so haunting and powerful and beautiful.
We Three Kings ( you could do something with the “Star of wonder” line?). And “Baby it’s Cold Outside” (though not technically a carol).
O come, O come, Emmanuel gives me goosebumps every year. Love your color scheme this year!
my best carol memories are singing The 12 days of christmas with my mom. she was always helping me remember the parts I forgot.
On a sidebar, please do something related to Tie A yellow ribbon on the old oak tree. Please???? 😉 you are amazing, as always.
Tender Tennessee Christmas by Amy Grant is a classic for anyone from the great state 🙂
Mmmmm love iiiiit. Welp, I think I love Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas or Little Drummer Boy the most. I freakin miss you Kate. Can’t wait til you come!
O Holy Night is my absolute favorite… reading any of the words brings the song to mind so quickly. Love your calendars!
Just discovered you on fb and really think your work/studio is swell. I hope to do something similar in the future with my designs. O Holy Night.
Don’t know if this is the title or not but my favorite is ‘Mary Did You Know’. Love your calendars! Got two last year – one for me and one for my granddaughter…
Kate, This is such a great idea and the colors are so exciting. I love just looking at all of your “little things”, you amaze me!! The carol that I love so much is a new one; I heard it last year for the first time and I cry everytime I hear it and watch the video. “Where’s The Line To See Jesus” was sung at our children’s program last year and again with our Choir at their Candle Light In White Christmas program. To be your winner would be super; but for others that have not seen or heard this video would really be a blessing to all. It is about a little boy who goes with his Aunt to the Mall and he sees all the kids in the long lines waiting to see Santa and he looks up at his Aunt and says “I want to see Jesus, Where’s the Line to see Jesus!! Awesome and also very heart tugging for all who know and love God but find ourselves losing touch with what Christmas is all about, “Jesu
I love your designs, Kate!! Some of my many favorite Christmas carols are Silent Night, White Christmas, and The Christmas Song (Chestnuts roasting on an open fire). And I love you!
Oh my goodness! I just found out about this…and in the knick of time! I love Silent Night. We sing it at our church and I get goosebumps every time. I am SOOOOO excited to see you at the Renegade Craft Fair in December. Have a wonderful day!
I will always love Vincent Guraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” It’s not really Christmas until I hear it!
Gorgeous design! Glad my friend Monet shared your work with me. 🙂
One of my all-time favorite X-mas carols/songs is “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” as sung by Sufjan Stevens. Cheers!
Favorite carol is “the Christmas song” can’t wait to see what you come up with!
I love all Christmas Carols and most Christmas music. Go Tell It On The Mountain that Jesus Christ is Born…..and Mary Did You Know are two of my favorites that I haven’t seen already mentioned. Christmas music…..my favorite !!!!
12 days of Christmas always makes me laugh
Hard Candy Christmas with Dolly Parton brings back memories
and Angels we have Heard on High brings tears.
Ok. Here’s the old music teacher. Christmas CAROLS are based on scripture and are used in churches. Christmas SONGS are secular, fun, and are used during the holiday seasons. Jingle Bells is a Christmas song. Silent
Night is a carol. See?? My favorite is “O Little Town of Bethlehem”. Words are so beautiful. “No ear may hear His coming. Yet in this world of sin, where meek souls will receive Him still, our dear Christ enters in”.
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