Friday, November 13, 2015

Mercy Me- It's Christmas! - CD Review and Giveaway

Yes, I admit it.  I am a HUGE MercyMe fan.  I think the first time I ever heard them was at a live concert at a little church in a little town in Alabama.  There is just something about their voices that stills my heart and brings me joy.  

And then there is pizza.  The whole family likes pizza.  And we have mentioned before that one of our favorite new-to-us pizza places is Pizza Ranch.  Good food, great buffet, and Christian music in the background equals a fun place to take the family out for a treat!

What do you get when you combine MercyMe and Pizza Ranch?

MercyMe's It's Christmas! CD, with four songs exclusive to Pizza Ranch on CDs sold at any of their locations.  MercyMe It’s Christmas​ CD will be available in Pizza Ranch locations beginning November 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  CDs will be sold for $5.00 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. See why I love that place?

Songs include:
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)

I have to tell you, this CD has taken several trips around our home!  My 13 year old was the first to confiscate it and listened to it for days while doing school.  He says it is his favorite Christmas CD and his favorite song is O Holy Night.  My 17 year old took it next and said her favorite song was Hold On Christmas because it has almost a 60s "vibe."  Her words, not mine.  She too really liked the CD!  Luckily, it has finally ended up in my living room for all to hear, and will remain there until sneaky fingers take it again.  My favorite Christmas song is O Come, O Come, but I love that this whole CD is full of Christian, Christmas classics!

About Pizza Ranch:
Cultivating its mission “To give every guest a legendary experience” since its inception in 1981, Pizza Ranch connects with its communities in a way that provides bridges for friends, family and colleagues to come together. Today, Pizza Ranch is based in Orange City, Iowa and owns, operates and franchises over 190 locations in 13 states. Consistent growth has been a Pizza Ranch staple, as the brand has become a beacon of community involvement and exceptional food. The Pizza Ranch buffet features legendary pizzas, salads and desserts, and is delivered with an unmatched service quality.  “We are extremely blessed to have a very close connection with our guests,” said Adrie Groeneweg, co-founder and president of Pizza Ranch. “This project extends the brand’s essence to a new dimension beyond our four walls and into their lives. It’s a new kind of way for us to relate to our loyal fans.”

Just in time for the holidays, you can enter to win a copy of It's Christmas! by leaving a comment telling us what your favorite Christmas song is!  Want an additional entry?  Tell us in a separate comment what your favorite holiday tradition is!

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.”



  1. Thanks for sharing your time, knowledge, and ideas, Micheke!

  2. My favorite Christmas song is Little drummer boy. Wish we lived close to the pizza ranch, sounds like a neat place.

  3. I have already started playing Christmas music here :-) My favorite song is O, Holy Night. Thanks for the chance to add this CD to our collection.

  4. One of our favorite holiday traditions is going to see Santa on Christmas Eve morning. The kids get dressed up and sit on his lap and we get a group picture. It's been fun looking back on those pictures over the years and seeing how much each child has changed and grown. I hope to continue this tradition even as the children get older.

  5. My favorite Christmas song is O come O come Emmanuel!

  6. Our favorite holiday tradition is getting new pajamas on Christmas Eve!!

  7. I think my favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night!

  8. Our favorite Christmas tradition is having homemade (allergy free) pumpkin cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. And of course, making gingerbread men to decorate!

  9. My favorite Christmas song is Oh Holy Night.

  10. My favorite Christmas tradition is going to church on Christmas Eve.

  11. My favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night.

  12. My favorite Christmas tradition is seeing the Macy's Christmas display every year with my family.

  13. My favorite Christmas song is Oh Holy Night!

  14. O Holy Night is my favorite Christmas song...I sing it all year long. :)

  15. My favorite holiday tradition? It used to be celebrating my birthday, but now its surprising each of our girls with one special surprise gift.

  16. Kristin G

    My favorite Christmas Song is Mary Did you Know.

  17. O Come All Ye Faithful is my favorite Christmas song.

  18. Favorite Christmas tradition is the candlelight communion service at church the Sunday before Christmas.

  19. The Christmas song that comes to my mind first is "I Need a Silent Night." Maybe that says a little too much about how crazy our Decembers have been the past few years.

  20. Our favorite family Christmas tradition is grilling steaks for Christmas dinner. It's delicious and nobody spends a bunch of time in the kitchen making fancy dishes.

  21. I love Christmas music. I have many favorites, but one is Mary Did You Know.

  22. One of our favorite Christmas traditions is driving around looking at Christmas lights.

  23. I love Christmas music. O Holy Night, What Child is This? It Came Upon a Midnight Clear...


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