Il Divo: The Christmas Collection Review and Giveaway (Ends 1/24) CLOSED

Saturday, January 09, 2010 Posted by Dina N


I enjoy listening to Christmas music - and not just at Christmas. There is something about these timeless melodies that is both relaxing and rejuvenating. When I received the opportunity to review some of Sony Music's Christmas Classics collections, I knew I was in for a real treat! Beautiful music knows no season.

The Il Divo: The Christmas Collection DVD is part of the Yule Log Edition series from Sony Music and Legacy Recordings. The Yule Log collection is perfect for entertaining, or to enjoy during a quiet evening at home with your family. In addition to listening to some wonderful music, you can choose from three festive scenes (snowy mountain cabin, burning yule log, or Christmas tree) to display on your TV or computer screen while the music plays. You can read more about the scenes in my review of The Three Tenors Christmas DVD.

This DVD consists of 10 songs from the renowned quartet that includes talented performers David Miller, Carlos Martin, Urs Buhler, and Sebastien Izambard. This is a truly multinational group - the singers are  Ameican, Spanish, Swiss, and French, respectively. Their Christmas collection is performed with musical mastery and passion that would be enjoyed equally by their fans and by those who are introduced to Il Divo for the first time. Some of my faves are their version of Over the Rainbow, Ave Maria, Rejoice, and Silent Night.

Here is the track list:
1. O Holy Night      
2. White Christmas    
3. Ave Maria    
4. When a Child Is Born    
5. Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)    
6. Over the Rainbow    
7. Panis Angelicus    
8. Rejoice    
9. Silent Night    
10. The Lord's Prayer

I loved listening to this album, even though Christmas is now over. It does not have to be December 25 to enjoy a beautiful music collection, and Il Divo's DVD is just that.

The Giveaway
One reader of my blog will win a copy of the same DVD I reviewed - Il Divo: The Christmas Collection! Whether you like to prepare for Christmas months in advance, or enjoy Christmas music all year round, here is your chance to keep the musical spirit of the holidays all year round.

To enter, please comment below what music you like.

For extra entries, do any or all of the following:
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway – you may do this once a day, feel free to copy and paste:  "Win Il Divo The Christmas Collection DVD! #giveaway ends 1/24 @aitmama #win http://tinyurl.com/yfo4t2r";
  • go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is January 24, 2010, 11:59pm EST. The winner will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or alternates will be chosen. Open to those with mailing addresses in the U.S.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this DVD, courtesy of Sony Music. This review reflects my personal opinion and is unaffected by the free nature of the product.

105 comments:

  1. Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com said...

    I actually like a variety of music. My favorite would be R&B and Hip Hop.

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  7. Linda Kish said...

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  19. Rebecca Graham said...

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  21. gahome2mom said...

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  23. Tannie's Chatter said...

    I love a huge variety of music and I'm not picky at all. Of course, as with anyone, I prefer listening to certain music depending on my mood, but like I said, I'll listen to anything from rock, rap, country, pop, classical, etc. etc. And I do love Christmas music, but usually only about a month before!!!!

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  26. Karen said...

    I love Il Divo and if you enjoy the CD you should get the latest DVD of their live concert in Barcelona. Superb!
    If you can catch them live when they do their next concert tour you will think you died and went to heaven. They give so much of themselves, it's awsome.
    I enjoy most music except for classic country and rap.

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  30. Angie said...

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  31. Misusedinnocence said...

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  32. Sue said...

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  33. nfmgirl said...

    I have a very eclectic taste (including heavy metal, R&B, classical), but have a special fondness for blues and folk.

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  37. Susan said...

    I like Jazz. Not soft jazz. Some of my fav's are John Coltrane, Russell Malone, Joe Williams, Rosemary Clooney.

    At Christmas I like all genre's of music.

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  44. Aik said...

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  48. One Southern Girl said...

    I like listening to classical music and I really like listening to any Il Divo music!

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  53. madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

    Usually I like the new country music a lot like Taylor Swift and The Dixie Chicks.

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  61. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  83. Elena said...

    I like different kinds of music: classic, trip hop, jazz, country, pop, blues, and some others. I like opera. Actually, it doesn't matter what kind of music I listen if it is, so to say, catchy, if it gets you. Il Divo is one of my favorites.
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