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    Win 2 Tickets for Deck the Hall at the San Francisco Symphony!

    Drum roll and get your musical ears please. I am happy to announce that one lucky Frog Mom reader will win 2 tickets to attend Deck the Hall on Sunday December 4, 2011! If you have never been, Deck the Hall is one of the most beloved holiday traditions of the San Francisco Symphony and an amazing experience for families. After an hour-long show that blends music, dance and stage performances, kids and adults alike mingle in the lobby where craft tables, cookies and refreshments await them. Kids can even get to meet favorite holiday characters!

    The first time we took our girls to Deck the Hall, they were respectively 1 and 3 years old. Though the 1 year old clearly didn’t get to participate much, she kept silent during the music part and clapped with me at the end. My 3 year old, on the other hand, was in awe. All these kids dressed to the nines, the festive atmosphere, the tall decorated trees in the lobby, the cool crafts after the concert – she didn’t want to leave, ever.

    That year we enjoyed a particularly charming reading of “Twas The Night Before Christmas” with puppets and we cracked up at the holiday songs by the Beach Blanket Babylon cast – ah, the dancing Christmas trees! It was my kids’ first “classical music” experience and a fun one to boot. As you can guess, I loved it.

    Now it’s my pleasure to be able to offer this amazing experience to my readers. I’ll add that the show sells out every year so these tickets that I got are extra precious tickets. Plus, they’re upper orchestra tickets (value $72), a fantastic seating section where kids can enjoy the show fully right in front of the orchestra and stage.

    How do you win?

    Share your favorite holiday music in the comments below this post and “Like” the Facebook page of the San Francisco Symphony. Please do not comment anonymously otherwise I’ll never be able to contact you. Elementary, my dear Watson. Tell your friends and get them to participate – if they comment on Frog Mom giving your name, you double your chances!

    Deadline: Sunday November 27, 2011, 11.59pm PST.

    I’ll pick a winner using a random system on Monday November 28, 2011, giving the lucky person just enough time to plan for a incredible Sunday December 4th with their special little person. Keep a weather eye on the Frog Mom Facebook Page as it’s where I’ll announce the winner on Monday morning.

    Good luck everyone and for the record, my favorite holiday song is “White Christmas” with a glass of champagne!

    17 thoughts on “Win 2 Tickets for Deck the Hall at the San Francisco Symphony!

    1. White christmas would have been my choice, I love the song and we watch the movie every christmas as a rule ;-) but since you already mentioned that one, I will go with "We Need a Little Christmas" (right this very moment!!! not a very patient family we are;-))

    2. I love anything from "A Charlie Brown Christmas" especially – Linus and Lucy, Christmas TIme is Here and O Tannenbaum.

      I found this YouTube of O Tannenbaum- it just brings back great childhood memories. – Charlie and the gang!
      http://youtu.be/Kw6h4mZO1oU

    3. My favorite is "A Charlie Brown Christmas" by Vince Guaraldi. It is simply fun, jazzy, and enchanting! I never get tired of hearing it over and over.

    4. Oh, I have too many favorites to list. I have a slight holiday music addiction. But here are a few: Bing Crosby’s White Christmas, Sarah McLachlan’s Silent Night, The Dream Academy’s Life In A Northern Town, U2’s Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), Grace Cathedral Choir’s Love Came Down at Christmas, the Charlie Brown Christmas music (Vince Guaraldi Trio), Harry Connick, Jr’s Jingle Bells.

    5. Nothing says Christmas to me like Johnny Mathis’ Christmas Song – or anything off of his first Christmas album. Takes me right back to being a little girl all excited for Santa!

    6. "The Little Drummer Boy" I can hear the sound of the low drum beat of that song right now . bum-bumbumbum…. There is something spiritual about the song that centers me during the holidays when I lose track of the meaning of the season. I can hear the melodic harmony of the children’s voices and the low bass of the drum slowing down the pace of my frantic, beating heart. Ahhh yes Peace on Earth. Happy Holidays!!!

    7. When it comes to Christmas I love the old–fashioned hums like Hark the Herald and The First Noel, especially when sung with a large group of people. I get goosebumps.

      One year after singing in "the Messiah" sing along, the audience was filing outndown the winding staircases and all burst into these hymns a Capella. What a warm and moving experience that I will never forget.

    8. Among my favorite Christmas songs are Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas sung by both Judy Garland and Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole’s The Christmas Song, The Little Drummer Boy by Johnny Mathis, The Temptations’ rendition of Silent Night, This Christmas by Donny Hathaway, and not a Christmas song to anyone except for me because it brings such fond Christmas memories, Let’s Groove by Earth, Wind and Fire.

    9. Mel Torme singing The Christmas Song is my all time favorite. I just discovered that the "Velvet Fog" as Mel is nicknamed, co-wrote the song to cool off during a particularly hot summer.
      –Jacqueline

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