the secret lives of prothros.

December 6, 2009

Book Giveaway (special edition)

Filed under: Uncategorized — prothro @ 11:22 am

So, you probably know by now that I love books. And I love sharing books. From time to time I have given away books through this blog.

Here’s the thing though: I miss the challenge of specifically matching a book with a person. For every person who has ever entered one of the contests, I think I could make a good book match.

So that’s what we’re going to do. You enter the contest and if you win, I match a book with your personality. If I don’t know you well, I get to ask three questions prior to my match. Fun! (I can already tell you that I am more excited than any of you. So play along, for me.)

The book comes with homemade cookies too!

Anyone can enter. To enter, answer this question by Monday at midnight.

What is your favorite Christmas song??

Good luck.


  1. I’m going to go out of my comfort zone a little bit and actually answer a blog contest – so I hope you’re excited that you’re the first one!

    My favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night – which, I’ve discovered over the past few years, is actually a lot of people’s favorite Christmas song! My favorite story concerning this discovery is a great memory. About 3 years ago (maybe to the date) I took Jaime to my Christmas semi-formal in the early days of our little romance. Jaime had to come to my house a little late to pick me up due to an Organic Chemistry lab test (gross) so I used a couple martinis to keep me company in his absence. (My friend’s boyfriend went a little heavy on the gin). I was feeling pretty happy and on our way to the party, “O Holy Night” came on the radio and Jaime started harmonizing to the song, as he does frequently (and very beautifully I might add). At the end, he casually said, “This is my favorite Christmas carol” to which I replied absolutely over ecstatically “THIS IS MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS CAROL TOO!!!”

    To this day, Jaime still likes to yell my famous quote every time we hear the song…

    Comment by Emily Staff — December 6, 2009 @ 1:29 pm

  2. “I Celebrate the Day” by Relient K. What a perfect message!!

    Comment by Katie — December 6, 2009 @ 1:35 pm

    • No fair… you stole mine!


      Comment by chad — December 6, 2009 @ 3:32 pm

  3. I think I’d have to say “Labor of Love” from Andrew Peterson’s Behold the Lamb of God Christmas CD. Closely followed by “Deliver Us” from that same CD. This is an incredible CD that you really should own. It tells the story of Christmas going back first, from Moses to the birth of Christ, rather than starting with Mary and Joseph. So good.

    Comment by Jesse — December 6, 2009 @ 1:51 pm

  4. YAYAY! What a great giveaway, secret life of prothros.

    I love me some O Holy Night!


    Comment by prothro — December 6, 2009 @ 2:38 pm

  5. oops…apparently i was logged in as you….that last comment was from me.

    Comment by Jess — December 6, 2009 @ 2:39 pm

  6. I’d have to go with a solid acapella ‘carol of the bells’

    Comment by Luke — December 6, 2009 @ 3:42 pm

  7. I love “Mary Did you Know?”

    Comment by Mom — December 6, 2009 @ 11:12 pm

  8. this is a good contest because now I can download new Christmas songs! I have always been partial too “Please Come Home for Christmas”, but lately just when I’m in a Christmas-y mood “Salvation is Here” by Hillsong United comes on. And when I really listened to the lyrics I thought they’d make a pretty solid Christmas tune, so that’s my favorite right now. 🙂

    Comment by Meg — December 7, 2009 @ 8:28 am

  9. I just heard this morning “Love Came Down At Christmas” by Point of Grace 🙂

    Comment by Jessica — December 7, 2009 @ 9:06 am

  10. Oh Holy Night

    preferably sung by:
    Celine Dion
    Mariah Carey
    Josh Groben

    Comment by Beardo — December 7, 2009 @ 9:57 am

  11. I am due for a win, so here we go…
    1. O Holy Night (the Neil Diamond version). This is actually Will’s favorite that I have adopted because every time I hear it, I think of him, and I love him. 🙂

    2. But I get all goose bumpy and heart heavy when I hear Trans Siberian Orchestra’s Christmas Canon

    3. Breath of Heaven by Amy Grant also takes me back. I sang this at chapel in front of the entire school in 7th grade. Now, if that doesn’t deserve a win, I don’t know what does. 2 entries please.

    Comment by Laura — December 7, 2009 @ 10:10 am

  12. Oh man… O Holy Night is up there – but apparently on everyone else’s list, too!

    Also – Baby It’s Cold Outside 🙂

    Comment by joy — December 7, 2009 @ 11:03 am

  13. I like Laura’s answer, so if I win, I want her to get my winnings. (However, I do want to know what book you’d match for me)

    My vote goes to O Come, O Come Emmanuel. (lately I’ve been enjoying to Sufjan Stevens’ rendition)

    Comment by GRock — December 7, 2009 @ 11:09 am

  14. The classics are my favorite. I can’t pick just one. Sue me.
    Ok, dont. I like Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, because they did a skit at PC Ranch when I was in junior high. I’m not sure, but I think it was Fezzick and Dutch. Pretty funny stuff.
    My favorite contemporary song is “All I want for Christmas” by Mariah Carey.
    It knocked off the previous “Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays” by NSYNC. Yeah, call me cheesy and a little girl.

    Comment by Lindsey — December 7, 2009 @ 11:26 am

  15. Hard to pick my very favorite…
    So my top three are Oh Holy Night, Oh Come All Ye Faithful, and Carol of the Bells.

    Comment by Hayley — December 7, 2009 @ 11:42 am

  16. O Tannenbaum by Vince Guaraldi. Nothing takes me directly to my childhood Christmases quite as effectively as that song. I’m also a HUGE fan of David Bazan’s (Pedro the Lion) yearly Christmas 7″.

    Comment by Brad — December 7, 2009 @ 11:46 am

  17. My favorite Christmas song is Jingle Bells because Heidi has learned to sing it and it is so super cute.

    Comment by Susan Menchaca — December 7, 2009 @ 1:40 pm

  18. Alvin & The Chipmunks – The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t be Late)

    BOOM! ZAP! OUT! [silence]

    Comment by Will (laser-guided) — December 7, 2009 @ 5:47 pm

  19. Come Ye Lofty with a close second of Santa Baby!!

    By the way…I miss you Prothro’s! I think if we lived in the same city, or even state, we would hang out.

    Comment by Claire Walker — December 9, 2009 @ 11:01 pm

    • oh we most certainly would!

      Comment by prothro — December 10, 2009 @ 9:26 am

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