I love the sentiment of Christmas and the entire holiday season. Despite growing up in a very financially poor home I have very fond memories of the Christmas season. It's a time to more acutely focus on the things that matter most; the little things. Maybe at least in part that is why I love the winter so very much. Yes, I am one of those peculiar individuals that will merrily answer, "Winter!" when asked, "What is your favorite season?"
What is not to like?
There is magic in winter, a simple joy that exists in none of the other seasons, and I have been blessed to call a region home for most all of my life that has four distinct season. Yes, it IS a blessing! Without winter there would be no snowmen, hot cocoa, crackling fires, cute hats, snow angels, dogs flinging flakes with their noses, and Christmas just wouldn't quite feel the same. One of the most beautiful side effects of winter and Christmas time, I believe, is seasonal music. I have loved Christmas music ever since my mom introduced us to John Denver and The Muppets all those years ago.
My last experience with a Pizza Ranch original CD was so joyous that I couldn't resist the opportunity to review their latest CD, MercyMe, It's Christmas! This is BY FAR my most favorite Christmas CD ever.
I 100% absolutely LOVE this CD!!!
I would gladly share with you my favorite song if I could actually choose one. It really is that good. It's crankable! (I'm a blogger. I can make up words.) Really! This is a full of energy, praise, joy, harmony, and power. It evokes emotion, commands your accompaniment (you cannot help but sing along), and puts your focus on the reason for the season. Despite this being a Christmas CD I could seriously listen to this year round. I've got no problem playing the whole album on repeat. It's THAT good!
In our family we have a tradition. Christmas morning my husband and I get to go downstairs alone. We make a pot of coffee and make sure everything is perfect and tend to any breakfast details that may be needed. It's a quiet, peaceful time just for us. Once we start hearing activity on the floor above, we wait just a little longer. Suspense is a beautiful thing sometimes. Then, when it feels right we turn on the music loud enough for the miniature humans anxiously awaiting the cue upstairs. So begins our Christmas morning together as a family.
I bet you can guess which CD we'll be cranking to call down the children this Christmas morning. I almost cannot wait. Take my word for it. This is one amazing CD!
About MercyMe It's Christmas CD and its debut with Pizza Ranch:
Mercy Me It's Christmas CD is available in Pizza Ranch locations through December 31st of this year. It has 4 exclusive songs that can only be found on the CD version being sold by Pizza Ranch. Each CD will be sold for $5 plus tax. Pizza Ranch will give away the CD with a $25 gift card purchase as well as sell the full album at each of its 200 locations throughout the Midwest and Great Plains states. "We are so excited to debu our new Christmas album, MercyMe, It's Christmas. with Pizza Ranch", said Bart Millard with MercyMe. "Pizza Ranch is a fantastic restaurant with a great mission to glorify God. It's the perfect gift to give this Christmas season and the perfect CD to get you in the Christmas spirit."
You know what's even better than this CD? A FREE COPY just for you! Just leave me a comment below and share with me your most cherished Christmas tradition, and you'll be entered in a random drawing for your very own copy shipped to your door for FREE. It's that simple! Trust me. You WANT this CD. Deadline to enter is Sunday, November 22nd. Don't miss out on your chance!