Thursday, November 12, 2015

Mercy Me - It's Christmas... Review and a giveaway!

I have a personal policy about Christmas music.  I  love Christmas music, but I don't listen to it until after Thanksgiving.  Once I start, it's all I listen too!
This year I went against my policy.  I was offered the chance to review this Christmas CD: Mercy Me, It's Christmas!  When I saw it was by Mercy Me, and saw the list of songs, I decided to check it out.

This CD was put out with the Pizza Ranch restaurant.  If you purchase it through them, you get a version with 4 extra songs included.  Here's the list of songs:
1. Newborn
2. Christmastime Again
3. Sleigh Ride
4. I'll Be Home For Christmas
5. Hold On Christmas
6. A Holly Jolly Christmas
7. Go Tell It On The Mountain
8. Do You Hear What I Hear
9. Our Lullaby
10. Joy
11. O Come, O Come 
12. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Exclusive Bonus Track for Pizza Ranch)
13. O Holy Night (Exclusive Bonus Track for Pizza Ranch)
14. Silent Night (Exclusive Bonus Track for Pizza Ranch)
15. Joseph's Lullaby (Exclusive Bonus Track for Pizza Ranch) 

My sisters and I listened to this while on our shopping adventure.  I've listened to it since then too.  We all enjoyed it, and I highly recommend it!  It's the type of CD you can listen to over and over again, and not get sick of. It's hard to choose a favorite song, but if pressed, I'd have to say it's 'Go tell it on the mountain'.

Mercy Me It's Christmas CD will be available in Pizza Ranch locations beginning November 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. 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 debut 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.”

I think it's the perfect time to stop at Pizza Ranch for a good meal, and pick up a great CD for a bargain price. I know you'd enjoy the meal and the CD!

The good people at Propeller consulting have offered a CD to one lucky reader of my blog!  Just leave a comment, making sure there is a way for me to contact you.  I'll draw a winner next Thursday and post the winner!

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”


Vintage Girl 901 said...

What an awesome way to get a freebie. I won't enter the contest because I won last time and am continuing to enjoy the CD but I will definitely be looking for Mercy Me's new Christmas album! Fun! Love them!

Jean Stauffer said...

WOW!!!! I would LOVE to win it!! But I never heard of Pizza Ranch. Guess we don't have them in this area.

Brenda said...

Count me in! A pizza sounds good too! :)

Heather said...

I love MercyMe and Pizza Ranch! If I don't win, it will just be a good reason for Andrew to take me there!

Mildred said...

Sounds like a wonderful cd!

Doris said...

I love Mercy Me!! Didn't know about the Christmas CD. All kinds of pizza places around here but never heard of Pizza Ranch before.

Linda Eller said...

I love Mercy Me too. Since I have gotten my Echo, I can play any kind of music all the time, so I will not be entering the contest, but hope someone else gets it from your blog. Have a nice Friday my friend.

Arlene said...

I love all Christmas music and I must confess I have been listening to Christmas music on Pandora already this year. Don't tell my mother as she has the same strict rule you have Mari!!

Nancy said...

We Vista pizza ranch from time to time, it's great food and nice people. They often have christain music playing as well.

Nancy said...

We Vista pizza ranch from time to time, it's great food and nice people. They often have christain music playing as well.

Jenni said...

I love this group, thanks for doing this drawing!

Cheri said...

You're right- this is a good one!

sara said...

I would love to have this are they selling it any where else besides Pizza Ranch...I have never heard of that restaurant!

Aspiemom said...

I forget to visit blogs anymore, so I'm glad you posted about this on FB. :-)

Would love to win that Mercy Me Christmas CD!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me - I would love it! Gerri Kamps

Saija said...

you are such a sweet girl, always with the giving ... :) please enter me too!
so nice that some of my original blog buds are still blogging! i do post atleast once a month ... and usually during December, i try to put positive stuff out there!

Simply Linda said... Pizza Ranch here....but we sure love Mercy Me. Thanks for the smiles. Blessings

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good one! Please enter me. Sherri Schut

Carrie B. said...

So fun - and I'm so glad you broke your rule! Lol!! You know I've been listening away for a few weeks now and loving it! ;)

Blessings on your weekend Mari! xoxo

Sally said...

Immediately I chose "go tell it on the mountain" and then "Oh Holy Night" as my two favorites.

There aren't any of those restaurants around here. I'm glad though that you'll have a happy winner. :)


Childrens Ministry Blog said...

I've always followed your after-Thanksgivig policy; however, I May have to grab a pizza and check out this CD! Love Mercy Me!!!

Phoebes World said... thats a great CD...My favourite is on there too... Oh Come Oh Come always gets me teary eyed.
I havent heard of Pizza Ranch...and I dont know if we have one locally...but I will ask hubby as it sounds like a good place to visit.
Have a great weekend Mari
Phoebe x

Cherdecor said...

I never heard of Pizza Ranch, but I love Mercy Me.

Mari said...
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Anonymous said...

Please enter me Mari! Carol DeHaan

Terri said...

I love O Holy Night - no matter who sings it - it's my favorite!

Bethany Carson said...

Pizza Ranch is a great place to eat once in awhile! Love their dessert pizzas and chicken broccoli alfredo pizza!

Natalie said...

I didn’t know they had a Christmas CD but I am super excited to hear it!


I can listen to Christmas songs all year long. Some Carols anyway. I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS is one of my favorites....especially now that my parents are gone. It always brought tears to my eyes, now...well, now I bawl. And Oh Holy Night I sang solo in my church choir long ago. I still get butterflies in my stomach.

Good luck for those that join your giveaway. Include me please. Or am I too late?

Terri D said...

Please put me in for the drawing! I listen to Christmas music starting after Thanksgiving too, in the car and at work. We don't have any Pizza Ranch locations around here, so hoping I get lucky!!

Brooke said...

i am almost ready for christmas music. almost.