Christmas Memories: My Favorite Christmas Music + GIVEAWAY


Christmas Music

When I think of Christmas, many things pop into my mind: cookies, craziness, trees, gifts, the Christmas story, and of course, the sounds of Christmas. Christmas Songs, Christmas Music, Christmas Carols. I love it. Well, I should say, I love most of it.

One of my family’s Christmas traditions involved putting on some Christmas music while decorating the tree and the house.

Here is a list of some of my favorites from growing up that hold a special place in my heart:

  • Christmas with the Chipmunks – We actually had (and still do) the LP record and belted out “Christmas Don’t Be Late!” with the high-pitched lovable rodents.
  • Merry Christmas by Bing Crosby – Really, how can you have Christmas without White Christmas and Mele Kalikimaka. Actually, the whole album. It’s so good.
  • Elvis’ Christmas Album by Elvis Presley – Most notably I’ll Be Home for Christmas and Blue Christmas. (Side note, if you sing the song and add a few extra ‘blues’ to the lyrics, it really adds a whole new dimension to the classic.)
  • Christmas Portrait by The Carpenters – Our family was a Carpenter’s family. Yep, even my sister’s name is Karen. My favorite songs were Merry Christmas, Darling and Do you Hear What I Hear?
  • Barking Dogs and Meowing Cats – I’m not sure which version we had of this when I was in my tweens, but we sure did get a kick out of it. So much fun!
  • Mannheim Steamroller – Who didn’t have this on in the background growing up? Classic, fun, lively, and festive.

My Newest Favorite:

If you are looking for something new this year to listen to with your family, I would highly recommend MercyMe’s new album, It’s Christmas. Their mixture of classics and originals makes for a well-rounded album. Truly a Christmastime win-win!

Right now at 190+ Pizza Ranch locations you can get the CD for just $5 plus tax, or receive it FREE with a $25 gift card purchase. [Or spend $50 and get the CD and a $5 bounceback coupon off your next visit!]

The CD includes four exclusive tracks so grab these up before they are gone. I can’t think of a better deal! I mean, who doesn’t love Pizza Ranch (I know my boys and I do!) And I absolutely adore MercyMe, I have been a fan since I was in college. This would make a great gift under the tree for anyone on your list. Grab some giftcards to PizzaRanch and the CD and you’re set! We plan to take it along on our holiday road trips as well.


The Giveaway

Enter below to win MercyMe’s It’s Christmas. Contest ends Wednesday, December 16th at 11pm (CST).

Find your nearest Pizza Ranch location here.

Learn more about Pizza Ranch’s collaboration with MercyMe Music and connect with Pizza Ranch and MercyMe Music via Facebook.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of MercyMe’s It’s Christmas in exchange for sharing my opinions in the above post. 

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Jennifer is a single mom of two boys. She does her best to get to places on time, despite being a chronically late person and the fact that neither she or her boys are morning people. She recently went back into the classroom after staying home for nine years to raise her kids, and she credits her sanity and success at this endeavor to the fact that she has incredibly supportive parents, family, and friends. She also has a network of single moms that truly “get it” and who encourage her on a daily basis. When she’s not hanging out with her kiddos, Jennifer enjoys writing at a coffee shop, trying new restaurants, or catching up with friends.


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