We put out the holiday call and you answered. Dozens of musicians entered for a chance to perform at the third annual Colorado Matters Holiday Extravaganza. We'll announce the winner on Friday, but for now, we're showcasing a few of our other favorite contenders.

Single dad John Garcia wrote an original song, "The Spirits of Christmas," about a Denver dive bar that rallies together to save Santa and the holidays. 

The sold-out Colorado Matters Holiday Extravaganza tapes Nov. 28.