I've seen quite a few blog posts about this already today (with even more coming in as I write this), so it's quite possible that you may already have heard about this. If not, I guess one more post about it can't hurt! For "the next 48 hours", Oprah Winfrey is giving away a free compilation called Holiday Hits 2008. Here is the track listing:
There are some really big names on that list, and what looks like a great mix of both traditional Christmas carols and more modern standards. Normally I like to write at least a brief review of the material I post about, but because of the time-limited nature of this offer, I think you'll excuse me for just wanting to post about it as soon as possible.
Faith Hill - "Joy to the World"
Tony Bennett - "I'll be Home for Christmas"
Il Divo - "O Holy Night"
Josh Groban - "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear"
Brian McKnight - "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"
Amy Grant - "O Come All Ye Faithful"
Harry Connick Jr. - "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas"
Aretha Franklin - "Silent Night"
I can't find any mention of when this offer was actually posted, so if you are at all interested in it, I would suggest heading right over to Oprah's site and downloading the songs; they will likely be gone sometime on Friday. The site also features printable cover art, instructions for burning the songs to a CD, and more information about each song and artist. Enjoy, and Happy Listening!