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Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Christmas Roundup and Giveaway: Chance to Win Once Upon a Christmas by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Good King Wenceslas Book and DVD, and The Christmas Train by Thomas S. Monson

There are only 64 Days until Christmas. Can you believe it? Like most people it's time to think about starting your Christmas shopping. I have four great ideas for the young and older friends and family on your list.

For the music lovers there is a new CD and DVD of the Mormon Tabernacle choir's presentation of, "Once Upon a Christmas".

Product Details:Once Upon a Christmas

  • Audio CD (September 25, 2012)                   
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mormon Tabernacle
  • ASIN: B00911LA1M
  • DVD
  • Format: NTSC
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Mormon Tabernacle
  • DVD Release Date: September 25, 2012

Once again, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square bring a Christmas experience of magnificent proportion. Teaming up with Emmy award-winning actress Jane Seymour and powerful operatic baritone Nathan Gunn, Once Upon a Christmas is a majestic performance filled with the magic of the holidays. Join an audience of over 80,000 in the Conference Center at Temple Square in Salt Lake City and bring home this stunning storytelling and musical performance today!
    Bonus Features - Go to the Conference Center soundstage and hear Jane Seymour and Nathan Gunn describe their unique experiences in performing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.
  • Backstage with Jane Seymour
  • Backstage with Nathan Gunn
  • Choir Press Conference Excerpts with comments from Nathan Gunn, Jane Seymour, Mac Christensen and Mack Wilberg

For younger people, here are two wonderful books that they will enjoy reading by themselves or together with their families.
 The Christmas Train: A True Story


Product Details:

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Shadow Mountain (October 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1609071824
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609071820

 Book Description:

October 15, 2012
In this children s picture book, President Thomas S. Monson recounts a Christmas memory from his childhood. As a boy, he yearned for an electric train. To his delight, on Christmas morning he got exactly that a train that operated through the miracle of electricity. Then he noticed a second train that his mother had purchased for the boy down the street whose family was struggling. Although it was only a wind-up train, it had an beautiful oil tanker car, which little Tommy wanted for his own. Soon after, Tommy s mother invited him to accompany her to the neighbor s home to deliver the gift. Young Mark was thrilled with his new train and, of course, didn't notice the missing train car. However, a remorseful Tommy did. What happened next will bring the spirit of Christmas into every heart and home. Illustrated by renowned artist Dan Burr, The Christmas Train is sure to be a classic Christmas story and a beautiful addition to every Christmas library.
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Good King Wenceslas








Product Details:

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Shadow Mountain; Har/DVD edition (October 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1609071433
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609071431

Book Description:
October 9, 2012
One snowy night, a king and his faithful page venture out to deliver food and comfort to a peasant family. This beloved Christmas carol Good King Wenceslas is brought to life by actress Jane Seymour and artist Omar Rayyan. The sumptuous illustrations reflect the medieval, Bohemian setting of the story, capturing the lavish feast of St. Stephen at the castle and the arduous midnight trek through heavy snow to a humble cottage deep within the forest. The original lyrics to the song, which were set to music more than 150 years ago, are interwoven throughout the story as the King s invitation to follow in His footsteps brings the blessings of Christmas to all of His kingdom. The book includes a DVD featuring Jane Seymour s narration of this classic story, performed with the world-acclaimed Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Also included is an introduction by Jane Seymour and an original illustration created by her especially for this book.

Your family will enjoy all of these Christmas products and will help you start new Christmas traditions this year. I know I have enjoyed reading the books, who both have touching stories and gorgeous illustrations. The music, of course, is absolutely beautiful! It will bring the Christmas spirit quickly to your house.

If you would like to win one of these great Christmas items all you need to do is enter on the Rafflecopter form. (USA Only) Please make sure that you let me know which one of the four Christmas items you would like if you win.

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***I want to thank Deseret Book for the gracious review copies in exchange for an honest review*** 

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  1. I think that all of these products look nice. I'm not sure I can choose one, but really wanted to attend the Christmas concert last year, so the DVD of the Once Upon A Christmas will have to be my pick. Thanks for a great contest.

  2. All of them look great.....I would probably choose the Christmas Train book or the CD/DVD combo. Great giveaway!

  3. Hard to choose but perhaps the Cd of the Once Upon a Christmas to listen to in the car.

  4. All of them look good, but I especially want Good King Wenceslas.


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