To snippet or not to snippet, that is the question?

Hypnotized and mesmerized from listening to song fragments on repeat, Canadians are frantic to get to the mall as fast as they can to get Christmas from the Heart on Oct. 13!

Why couldn't we get a Mazda like everyone else?

Why couldn't we get a Mazda like everyone else?

If you’re buying in bulk for Christmas gifting, check out the latest prices:

1) Amazon.ca — now $11.99! — pre-order here.

2) Chapters.Indigo.ca — $17.99 — pre-order here.

3) BestBuy.ca — $18.99 — pre-order here.

"Step away from the snippets!"

"Step away from the snippets!"

Here’s a selection of the reviews on Amazon.ca:

The perfect Christmas gift … for yourself! (Claire, Toronto)
The gorgeous tone and silky timbre of Archuleta’s stunning voice, combined with his brilliant interpretation of these carols, is sure to make Christmas From the Heart a holiday classic for years to come. I’ve been fortunate to hear Archuleta sing O Come All Ye Faithful, O Holy Night, and other carols, and I don’t think I’ve ever heard anything so beautiful, or felt the emotion of these songs so deeply. A must have for Christmas, or all year! 5/5 stars

Christmas From the Heart … simply beautiful! (AngelforDA, Vancouver, B.C.)
I am really looking forward to hearing David’s Christmas album all the way through. I have listened to snippets of the songs and they are just lovely. Just gives me a taste to want more. I know David’s amazing vocal skills and the heart and soul he puts into his music will make this album a very special one at the top of my list! 5/5 stars

Can’t wait
Can’t wait for this cd to come out, if you never heard david singing, you have to get his cd, this one and first pop one, great vocals. 5/5 stars

From David’s Heart to Yours, So Beautiful! (Virginia, Windsor, Ont.)
I rarely buy Christmas albums (last one was “Noel” by Josh Groban, 2007), but as a Huge Fan of David Archuleta’s, I can say that “Christmas From The Heart”, is an absolute ‘Must Have’, cause David’s stunning, soaring vocals, will touch your Heart & soothe your very Soul, while making your holidays (& all year) extra special! 5/5 stars

If you’ve pre-ordered through Amazon.ca, you can post your review here. Have fun!

Have you caved to the siren call of the snippets, or are you displaying freakish self-control (like moi)?

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38 Responses to To snippet or not to snippet, that is the question?

  1. abanana77 says:

    Somehow I am still managing on displaying freakish self control! But I LOVE to read about what other people think of the clips ❤ So far I've only heard good things, but I think the people I have heard them from might be kinda biased 😛

  2. Abrra says:

    I am waiting to listen to the CD with Dawn as we ride to Manchester Oct. 29th. We have agreed to make it a special occasion to share with another fan. Dodging all the newly made snippet videos is dangerous for someone like me. I am sure it will be well worth the wait.

    Abrra

  3. Kizzi says:

    So TOfan, you are writing this like some of us had a CHOICE??????

    ahem….ok, I’ll admit it…I haven’t one IOTA of freakish self control when it means delaying listening to even a note of new David music.

    So…there you have it. The Siren Snippet lured me to her rocks of destruction and I was a most willing victim.

  4. djafan says:

    I don’t have the will power of all of you and for those of you who are like me….Vee made this combining the initial samples and the new ones…just beautiful!

    I can’t wait….. abrra will we be getting a play by play of your road trip? Hoping so!

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZVP06575

  5. betsyjaney says:

    I have no self control regarding this matter. I have nothing but admiration for those that do. And Abrra, your trip will be made all the more special for it.
    I can see it now. Good friends and beautiful music. Life can be so good.

  6. Angelica says:

    Abrra,

    You and Dawn are waiting till Octber 29th? 😯
    Don’t you think that’s carrying aural celibacy a little far? I can not be so good. I am grateful to devour any crumbs from his table. As a matter of fact, I DID devour the crumbs from his table. (I have reference to a certain VIP in Lafayette.)

    TOfan,

    David isn’t saying in that photo, “Step away from the snippets.”
    Looks to me like he’s saying, “What? You haven’t listened yet? You HAVE to listen!”

    To snippet, or not to snippet, that is the question:
    Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
    The pain and hunger of outrageous temptation,
    Or to take arms against a sea of yearnings
    And by surrendering end them.

    heh heh

  7. TOfan says:

    Abrra!!!! *waves* Can’t wait to finally meet you in Manchester!

    djxox, from prev. thread, “Bonne chance de résister et ont une bonne journée. !!!!” Very funny, I need more than luck with all this cursed peer pressure & djafan/vee’s compilation!

    I don’t know if it’s the lure-of-the-snippets or what, but I’ve been having the most Arch-ish (Arch-like?) week ever. I’ve been to the dentist, used a Neti-pot for the first time and I just got back from lunch in a Thai restaurant, where what do I hear as I finish my pad thai? … Crush, of course … spooky.

  8. TOfan says:

    Angelica:

    “To snippet, or not to snippet, that is the question:
    Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
    The pain and hunger of outrageous temptation,
    Or to take arms against a sea of yearnings
    And by surrendering end them. ”

    LOVE it!!! *standing O* … but I’m still not listening! 😆

    Hang tough, abanana77, Abrra & Dawn!

  9. djafan says:

    Tweet from @brettmelody from Nashville…interesting.

    getting ready to coach David Archuleta all weekend long!

    Angelica…. I LOVE your words….

  10. refnaf says:

    Abrra **waves** I admire you ( I guess<lol ) for waiting till the 29th, No way , no how could I do that… I have all the versions of the snippets on my Dpod, ha. (thanks for that link dja) That will be one special trip, for you and Dawn though.

    Angelica, more info on the crumb devouring episode s'v'p'.

    It is quite inspiring to come here and see people writing in French AND quoting Shakespeare (I think)….and being lured to rocks of destruction by the Siren Snippet. Oh my, I luv you all…

    TOfan…. after the week that you have had, as your friend< I suggest a nice Shiraz tonight, with the snippets…. sorry, what are friends for?

  11. djxox says:

    reposting from last thread~ you can run but you can’t hide snippet virgins~

    Uh-oH~ Angelica is at it again..

    “Beware the Pat-a-Pan snippet. It seems harmless enough at first hearing, but is wickedly addictive and moving from the rapid phrasing to the low moan is an evil plot to enslave the unwary.”

    *throws hot out-of-the-oven peach cobbler in the air* and runs, not walks to hit the replay button!!
    ….over and over again….

    snippets on a loop ~ FTW!!

    Betsy~
    I agree, it is so good, “it hurtttttsssssss”. “It’s that all over your body kind of hurt that feels sooooo good.” I could not have said it better myself David. Thanks buddy, since I am speechless.

    Go ahead and just try to resist TOfan… I dare ya!

    …just a nibble?? C’mon, you know you want to.

    Now I am off to brush up on my French.

    Bonne chance de résister et ont une bonne journée. !!

    Now since you posted THAT screencap…

    Just look into those eyes!! Look deep, do NOT look away. What are you seeing?..mmm…What are you hearing??? mmm..Could it be in French???
    Do not look away, just feel it. They are speaking to youuuu, you are falling, falling deep into those eyes, you are getting weaker….Now, SNIPPET!!!!!!

  12. refnaf says:

    This is the venue that David may be playing in SLC on Nov 24,25

    http://www.slccfa.org/venue_abravanel.asp

    just sayin

  13. refnaf says:

    lol djxox, you are mean to the poor snippet virgins- he, he, he. (evil laugh)

  14. TOfan says:

    djxox, LOLOLOL …nice try!!! *waving garlic*

    djafan, I saw that tweet and checked out Brett Manning … apparently he teaches something called the “whistle voice” … maybe David’s working on a solo for YEDL!

    Here’s an article on Brett:

    http://bit.ly/3SnjhI

  15. djafan says:

    djxox…..That is very interesting.

    One thing for sure is he’ll have an easy job working with David…maybe we should tweet Brett David’s YEDL performance…I think I like my idea….lol

    And not to be a tease or temptress…these Christmas snippets are heavenly!

    lol

  16. djxox says:

    Ai-je mentionné la façon dont il caresse tendrement ses voyelles? Sans parler de la R roulant’s. L’ail? Est-ce qu’un extrait de l’italien est plus tentante pour les Français? Allez, on ne sait jamais!

  17. bebereader says:

    There you all are!
    I was hanging out at the previous thread, wondering where everyone was!
    hahaha
    ahem
    *looks embarrassed*

    I thought I had a good idea. I thought I would just listen to the Christmas snippets one time, to satisfy my curiosity. After that, I would feel satisfied and could, of course, wait until October 13 to listen to the rest. Bah! My theory didn’t work! And I should know better! Once you hear the snippets, there’s no turning back. Now, the snippets are calling my name all day and I’m drawn to the computer to hear them again and again. I’m a freakin’ slave to them now!

  18. bebereader says:

    Ummm…What’s the opposite of a snippet Virgin??
    hahahaha not sayin’ another word in an effort to save face…lol

  19. Angelica says:

    refnaf,

    Me: As a matter of fact, I DID devour the crumbs from his table. (I have reference to a certain VIP in Lafayette.)

    You: Angelica, more info on the crumb devouring episode s’v’p’.

    Here is the part of the recap from the VIP I posted back in July…

    “So after the photos he wandered around over to the cookie table and was looking at all the cookies. He said it all looked so good, but that he was trying to stay away from sweets. I sidled over to him like the devil and said, “David, you HAVE to try the double chocolate chunk, it’s awesome!” He said, “Really? Well maybe just a piece.” So he broke off a piece and ate it and then another piece and then there was no stopping him. He asked me what kind of cookie is this? and I told him pecan chewie, (I knew because I had gotten a tour of the cookie table while everyone else was sitting and waiting for him. So he broke off a piece of that too and then another and another….

    Ummmm. After he left, I noticed he had only eaten half of the chocolate and pecan cookies he had started on and left the other half lying on the table among the other cookies. I grabbed them and stuffed them in a bag. I thought of freezing them but decided to have them for breakfast this morning while his DNA is still fresh and intact. I couldn’t resist. They were delicious.
    Some of you may judge me harshly for such behavior, but just remember that I have a disorder. I’m not in control.
    He sang Crazy so beautifully.
    “Who do you, who do you, who do you,
    Think you are?
    Ha ha ha,
    Bless your soul.
    You really think you’re in control?”
    Like I said, I’m not in control. But I know who is. And I’m OK with that.”

    Speaking of control…I admire all you snippet abstainers. I mean, it’s just David Archuleta doing what he does best, singing meaningful songs from the heart. So what if he’s singing in English, Spanish, French and Latin? And that City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, phhhhhhtttt. Nobody could ever love THAT or that equally pathetic angelic boys choir or his magnificent voice on the Ave Maria he rushed through in 5 hours apparently not caring HOW it sounded. I wish I had your control. NOT!

    heh heh

  20. Abrra says:

    Angelica on 10/08/2009
    at 20:04

    /evil eye

    Abrra

  21. abanana77 says:

    Abbra – I am soooo impressed with your insane amount of self-control! I will last another 5 days but couldn’t do it for another 21!

    Although it does sound like it’ll be one heck of a roadtrip!! 🙂

  22. refnaf says:

    djxox, I can’t understand a word you are saying. I know we are supposed to be bilingual up here, but well, I’m not!

    bebe, the opposite of snippet virgin, bahhaaa, well I am!

    Angelica, thanks for the recap of your recap. I do remember it now. Very precious, and control is over rated.
    “just David Archuleta doing what he does best, singing meaningful songs from the heart. So what if he’s singing in English, Spanish, French and Latin? And that City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, phhhhhhtttt. Nobody could ever love THAT or that equally pathetic angelic boys choir or his magnificent voice on the Ave Maria he rushed through in 5 hours apparently not caring HOW it sounded.” I needed to repeat that… I’m out of control

  23. Angelica says:

    Abrra,

    Back atcha.

  24. TOfan says:

    djxox, vous patinez sur la glace fine … ish 😉

    Abrra,
    It just sunk in that you’re waiting for your first listen on the 29th on your roadtrip!!

    I sincerely hope you guys have a chauffeur … friends don’t let friends CFTH and drive.

  25. abanana77 says:

    LOL @ TOfan “friends don’t let friends CFTH and drive.”

    sooooooooo true.

  26. djxox says:

    TOfan~ Oh non! Qu’est-ce que j’ai dit?? 😯
    Je ne vous tente pas plus! Mon ami. 🙂

  27. TOfan says:

    djx, je t’adore mon petit choux-choux!!!

    <333

  28. djxox says:

    TOfan~
    Saviez-vous appelez-moi seulement un chou?

    Maintenant que c’est l’amour! 😉

  29. Angelica says:

    I love it when y’all talk so purty.

    choux-choux l’amour mon ami mon petit choux choux l’amour. le choux choux choux.

    Vous aimez mon français ? Oui? Non?

    For thees my petit chat weel keel you in your sleep.

  30. Kizzi says:

    Snippet Virgins – Ignore this comment

    To read snippets of what our European friends (like chenson) are saying about Christmas From The Heart go here ——-> http://bit.ly/128xos

    It just too much, just too much…dang, I haven’t even heard the songs in their entirety and I am crying tears of joy over the reviews from fans in Europe.

  31. Kizzi says:

    Snippet Virgins Ignore!!!!

    Go here: Melodies of Christmas in FULL from FanScene:

    ——-> http://bit.ly/12582O

  32. Josie says:

    What a lovely surprise to wake up to! I cannot for the life of me, imagine NOT listening to snippets. At my age, I can’t waste a moment of opportunity 😉

    Love Melodies of Christmas. But truthfully, I can’t wait to hear some of the other songs – time is going by soooooo slowllllly.

  33. Josie says:

    Wait! ABRRA! You’re waiting until Oct 29th?? And you’re listening while driving??? This sounds like a really bad idea…just sayin…

  34. Kizzi says:

    Josie – we still have to wait like 89 hours for the full album. Seems like for-ev-er

    Good morning!

  35. Kizzi says:

    Snippet Virgins – Don’t go any further

    First 60 secs of The First Noel (its a mp3 download) ——-> http://bit.ly/qpg3u

  36. Abrra says:

    By: Josie on 10/09/2009
    at 06:56

    I won’t be driving. Dawn will. If it gets to be too much, we shall pull over! I have never cried while listening to David sing. I usually have a HUGE smile on my face, or my mouth hangs agape. Sometimes I even try to BREATHE. 🙂

    Abrra

  37. SandyBeaches says:

    I am trying to find my way around here, not that it is difficult but a lovely new house with different entrances…

    I caved in and listened throughout the day to the duet…

    David Beyond Borders has the best version possible on a pc…

    thanks kizzi for the links above…

    SB

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