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Win tickets to the Fresno Philharmonic’s ‘Home for the Holidays’

December is fast approaching, which means that holiday-themed entertainments will shortly be clamoring for your attention. One of the biggest is the Fresno Philharmonic’s “Home for the Holidays,” which will play 8 p.m. Saturday at the Saroyan Theatre. I’m giving away three pairs of tickets to the event. These are very nice seats, rows L and O. Here’s a description of the concert:

Guest conductor Carl Topilow (pictured) will lead the Fresno Philharmonic in an evening of favorites that include selections from the “Nutcracker Suite,” “Polar Express,” “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride.” The orchestra will be joined by the Master Chorale of the Fresno Community Chorus directed by Anna Hamre for seasonal favorites including the Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah, “Silent Night,” “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and more. Dan Pessano of Good Company Players will join the Philharmonic onstage for ” ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite Christmas song. I’ll pick three comments at random. Each winner will receive two tickets. No repeat entries, please. These are paper tickets, so you’ll need to come down to The Bee’s front lobby by 5 p.m. Friday to pick them up. Deadline to enter is 4 p.m. Wednesday. Be sure to check your email Wednesday afternoon or evening, because that’s how I’ll inform winners. Complete rules are on the jump.

CONTEST RULES
Only readers who submit a comment on this post are eligible. Winners will be picked at random. Recipients will be notified by e-mail at the end of each giveaway period. No substitutions or transfer of winners/prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Some prizes may have due dates for redemption/use. Employees and immediate family of The Fresno Bee,fresnobee.com and any/all of the participating giveaway sponsors, are not eligible to win. By accepting a giveaway, recipient consents to allow the use of his/her name and/or photograph for advertising or similar promotions without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prizes. Tax liabilities and insurance, if any, are sole responsibility of the winner. No purchase necessary to win

Responses to "Win tickets to the Fresno Philharmonic’s ‘Home for the Holidays’"

Lori Marks-Noble says:

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire and of course by Karen Carpenter…

Violet says:

The Christmas Song….(0: my all time favorite….

Vanessa Kachadurian says:

Ok, Ok, I am up for the challenge…What is my favorite X Mas song?

Well of course it is the Chipmunk’s X Mas Song (Me I want a hoola hoop) Please Christmas don’t be late.

Here is why:
It has ties to Fresno, Ross Bagdasarian aka David Seville and the Chipmunks wrote this song. He was born in Sanger, CA (Fresno County)

It is a fun song, that I use to imitate as a child, today some 35 years later it still makes me happy to hear this.

Ross Bagdasarian JR. has taken over the franchise of Chipmunk (movies, songs etc.,) as Ross Bagdarsarian SR. died at a very young age.
The song “my friend the witch doctor” was also a favorite.

especially eu ee eu ah ah ……

Maria Marsella says:

I love “Charlie Brown Christmas”!!! Reminds me of my childhood and Charlie’s cute little tree!!

Joe O. says:

Would love to take the family to this. Winter Wonderland…of course. Consider me entered! :)

Iris Duate says:

I love the song “silent night.”
It is my favorite. So peaceful and beautiful .

Brianna says:

Christmas Time is Here from Charlie Brown

Mark says:

My favorite Christmas song would have to be, “O Holy Night”, when it’s performed by the right artist it is so moving!

FresnoDan says:

an opportunity to see Mr Pessano join in for “Twas the Night Before Christmas” would be enough to get me there !

Barbara says:

I love Little Drummer Boy – always puts me in the Christmas spirit!

JOhn Taylor says:

anything when the conductor plays a clarinet!

EL Foin says:

There are so many that just give you that special Christmas feeling from Silent Night to Adeste Fideles. I saw and heard Andrea Bocelli sing O Holy Night and it was so beautiful that it has to be a favorite.

Amy says:

Jingle Bells because it was the first song I learned to play on the piano. My poor family heard it year round.

Edith says:

“O , Holy Night”…would love to see it performed.

Perry Christensen says:

My favorite is Silent Night.

Frances says:

Angels We Have Heard on High. I tried so hard to learn to play that on the piano but I don’t think I ever accomplished it. Ah, something to add to the list for retirement:)

Efren says:

Silent Night is lovely.

Ed Mason says:

Sounds like a great place to be this Saturday evening.

John Johnstone says:

My favorite Christmas Carol is “Angels We Have Heard on High”.

jim a. says:

O Holy Night. Brings tears of joy and warmth every time I hear it. Thanks for the opportunity.

Julie says:

We Three Kings – love that song. I always enjoy the Christmas concerts.

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Hannah Marshall says:

My favorite Christmas song is – “All I Want For Christmas Is You”(1994)
By Mariah Carey (as Carey) / Walter Afanasieff (as Afanasieff)… Love Actually :)

Annette says:

Silent Night… Sounds beautiful in nearly every music format.

GC says:

White Christmas! Wish it would snow in Fresno…

Derek says:

Favorite has to be “Sleigh Ride”, since the music provides an auditory visual to the horse pulling the sleigh, with the whip cracking and the horse whinnying at the end. Makes you feel like you’re right there.

Lexy says:

Silent Night is beautiful!

Nick says:

Angels we have heard on high…I think that is what it is called.

Janet says:

O Holy Night and Who’s Child is this..Keeping my fingers crossed!

Speechless says:

One of my favorites is “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”. Would love to hear that clarinet!

Lane Fye says:

Grew up in Lake Arrowhead where White Christmas’s were more than a dream and Bing Crosby filmed movies with Bob Hope. I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas! Lane Fye

Anna Martinez says:

BY FAR my favorite is “Mary, Did You Know;” and even more specifically, I’m partial to the Clay Aiken version. Gorgeous.

Bella says:

One of my favorites is “Ave Maria” and Silent Night.

adrian says:

its beginning to look a lot like christmas is my fav!!!

Hilda says:

I love “Who’s Child is this”, it is always done so beautifully!

Jiovani says:

I really like Silent Night!

Conita says:

Winterwonderland!

Craig Miller says:

My favorite Christmas song or if I want to anger the “Right”, “Holiday Song” is “Christmas Time is Here” from the old Peanuts Christmas Special.

Gordo says:

I love all the music!! One of the most memorable is The Little Drummer Boy.

Mary G. says:

I love “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”.

Mary N. says:

“It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” by Josh Groban and “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” by John Lennon.

alyssa says:

Oh Holy Night, it’s absolutely beautiful!

Janie says:

I love to hear “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, it always brings back such great memories.

Linda says:

Carol of the Bells

Nicolas says:

Jingle Bells and the Chipmunk song.

Bebe says:

I love White Christmas! Always puts me in a good holiday mood!

TimY says:

White Christmas

Maria18 says:

My favorite Christmas song is Silent Night. It is such a peaceful song. I hope I win!

Lisa Plazas says:

Chipmunk Song

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