I make no secret of the fact that I love Barry Manilow. I think the man has a voice so rich and smooth that the paint could just melt right off the walls. And oh yes, his songs are JUST FINE for singing at the top of your lungs in the mini-van. I have taken plenty of guff from my friends for this over the years–somebody, somewhere, decided that my Barry is less than hip, though I’ll bet those uninformed souls have never sat through an entire, blissful CD.
My husband is hoping that it’s my Barry who will finally get me to go with him to Las Vegas. Hubs has always desperately wanted to go, as long as I’ve known him–I have no idea why, because he doesn’t gamble and he HATES shows. I have firmly resisted, because the old-timey Southern Baptist girl deep inside of me is, evidently, alive and well. What if I choked on a chicken bone in a casino and died right there on the spot? In all future family lore I would be forever known as the lady who keeled over at the black-jack table. That just won’t do.
As you may know, Barry is in Vegas these days, and my sweet Hubs is not above a little bribery. "Barry tickets," he sing-songs, whenever the subject of Las Vegas comes up. "Chicken bone," I sing-song back, but I’m weakening. Oh yes, I’m weakening.
The reason I have Barry on the brain these days is that I just learned that he has a new Christmas CD. My Barry! Singing Christmas songs! I’ve heard it, and it’s spectacular. it’s called "In the Swing of Christmas", and it’s only available at Hallmark Gold Crown stores THIS MONTH. I wrote them and
shamelessly begged suggested they let me give a few away to you. They graciously agreed, so here’s your chance to win a copy of "In the Swing Of Christmas".
In order to win, you have to leave a comment on this post, and you MUST SAY SOMETHING NICE ABOUT MY BARRY. And you have to mean it–I have a very acute radar for fake Barry-love, y’all. I’ll leave comments open until Wednesday morning, December 5th and then I’ll select three winners. Points may be given for creativity, depending on the mood I’m in when I draw the winners.
(And you know what? My friend Melanie says that I’m not going to get any comments on this post. She really does! Please prove her wrong, because I will not be able to live with her otherwise.)
THE COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED. I’LL ANNOUNCE A WINNER THURSDAY MORNING!