So as we all know, there’s a wide range of Christian music preferences. And naturally, a wide range of Christmas music preferences as well!
But whether you’re setting your tree up to Tchaikovsky, Frank Sinatra, or Michael W. Smith, you’ve got to admit, music sets the tone for the season of our Savior’s birth.
I’ll never forget my first Christmas in Haiti, a fresh missionary mom to three brown little toddlers, naive to just about everything in that tropical land, covered in sweat, filled with notstalgia. Self pity threatened to set in…
No Christmas Eve with brothers, grandparents, uncles, cousins. No kids forced to re-perform their Christmas songs and poems before opening glittery gifts. It was just us. Just noise and heat and work. But Steven Curtis Chapman sang through our laptop speakers about how Christmas is all in the heart, how our God is with us, how Emmanuel did this very thing—left his home to reach us. My “incarnation” was nothing compared to His. Nothing.
I was reminded that Christmas, just as I am today, that truth set to music is powerful. Life-giving. Refreshing. As you well know.
Well, this weekend I’m delighted to share some new Christmas music with you! I’ll be giving away a copy of the new MercyMe It’s Christmas! CD.
I have my own copy* and trust me, you will love it! MercyMe has a lot of fun with traditional Christmas songs, plus they add some beautiful new chords and rhythms to some of the old Christmas carols. You’re going to play this again and again; refreshed, energized, and encouraged.
Here’s the best part though… If you don’t win, this CD is only $5 at your local Pizza Ranch restaurant. Or even free, when you spend $25 in pizza gift cards!
While It’s Christmas! is available on amazon, itunes and elsewhere for more, the $5 Pizza Ranch CD offers four exclusive songs:
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
- Silent Night
- Oh Holy Night
- Joseph’s Lullaby
Pizza Ranch’s Mission and Vision is one that is completely worth supporting as well! What a joy to see a business owned and operated with such a clear focus:
We see it as our mission to give every guest a legendary experience, but it’s about more than that. Our purpose is ultimately glorifying God by positively impacting the world. It’s part of the reason we’ve put together this music.
All you need to do to enter the drawing is share this post on Facebook, then leave a comment below to let me know you did so. The winner of the random drawing will be announced and contacted via email Monday morning.
*CD given to me courtesy of Pizza Ranch in exchange for this authentic review.