It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! I don't know about you, but each year, I'm trying to spend less time in the 'hustle and bustle' of the season and spend more of it focusing on the 'Reason for the Season'. I have also tried to simplify something each year to make more time (and memories) with my family.
One way I've chosen to simplify is to buy similar gifts for groups of people. I used to always try to make homemade gifts for each person on my list. But that puts a lot of stress and pressure on me to get things done and I end up feeling crabby about my gifts instead of them becoming an expression of my love for the other person.
I now try to look for an inexpensive gift that has meaning. I've found my 'go to' gift for this year. It's the new MercyMe It's Christmas CD found exclusively at Pizza Ranch restaurants or online at the Pizza Ranch Website. You will find me stuffing stockings with this CD and giving the CD (along with a gift card) to our teachers. Then they can have a night out and great Christmas Music to listen to. Win-win for everyone.
If you purchase a $25 Pizza Ranch Gift Card, you receive a copy of the CD for free. Otherwise, it's a steal at only $5 per CD plus tax. The 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.
"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.”
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.”As I've mentioned in the past, my children ask to go to Pizza Ranch because there is Christian music playing. My daughter and her friends got to go to lunch there with the Youth Pastors for doing daily Bible readings. We've come to find Pizza Ranch to be our go-to place when we need something a little more special than fast food.
Would you like to see what songs are on the CD? Here's the list:
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 (My personal favorite!)
8. Do You Hear What I Hear
9. Our Lullaby
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)
And now the most important question - who would like to win a copy of the MercyMe Christmas Album?
Enter below for your chance to win a copy of the CD for youself. Entries open for those in the US and Canada. 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.