My Kind of Country

Country music from a fan's point of view since 2008

Sara Evans Christmas giveaway

It’s hard to believe that it’s December already, but Christmas is just around the corner. To get things rolling, we’re pleased to announce our latest giveaway. We’ll be giving away to one lucky winner a copy of our December spotlight artist Sara Evans’ brand new Christmas EP I’ll Be Home For Christmas plus a CD of the winner’s choice from Sara’s catalog. The EP is a digital-only release; the winner will receive via email an electronic gift certificate containing a code that will allow him or her to download the EP from the iTunes Store. It can then be copied to an iPod or burned to a CD or both.

The EP contains four songs: “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, “O Come All Ye Faithful”, and “Go Tell It On The Mountain”, plus Sara’s duet with Brad Paisley, “New Again”.

The CD will be mailed once the winner lets us know which Sara Evans CD he or she needs to complete his or her collection.

To enter, simply post a comment telling us your favorite Christmas album and what special memories are associated with it. Comments must be posted by Wednesday, December 16th at 11:59 pm EST.

Please note that the Christmas EP can only be downloaded from the US iTunes Store.


Congratulations to Sean, who is our winner.  Be on the lookout for an email containing the code you’ll need to download the Christmas EP.  One of us will be in touch shortly to get your contact information and find out which CD you’ve chosen from Sara’s catalog.  Thanks to everyone who participated.

16 responses to “Sara Evans Christmas giveaway

  1. Rich December 2, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Randy Travis – An Old Time Christmas.

    Roasted chestnuts, tree decorating, church at midnight, gotta love Christmas!

  2. jay December 2, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    My favorite X-mas album is Brad Paisley’s Christmas CD.

    My brother is a huge Penguin fanatic and listening to “James Penguin” for the first time, man my brother and I don’t get to bond that much anymore.

    • Leeann Ward December 2, 2009 at 4:39 pm

      This is a great give away, Guys.

      I can’t reveal my favorite Christmas album, since it’s classified information right now.:)

      But I have lots of wonderful Christmas memories. Christmas was always a great time growing up, which is why I love it. In fact, everyone in my large family loves Christmas. Sadly, I married someone whose Christmases weren’t so happy, so I’ve had to work on his Christmas spirit over the years. He’s coming along rather nicely though.:)

      I’ve learned that the tone that parents set regarding Christmas is very important and I’m lucky that my parents set a nice tone during the season, even when money was a challenge, because it’s not about the money. I’d start in on the memories, but this comment is already super long.

  3. Christin December 2, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Right now its Alvin and the Chipmunks and watching my kiddos sing and dance to it are so really great memories:) Lovely prize!! Thanks!
    christinbanda at yahoo dot com

  4. Rodney in South Carolina December 3, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    I love Patty Loveless’ Bluegrass and White Snow: A Mountain Christmas. Patty and Christmas…now that’s two things that go together like butter and biscuits!!!! I always start playing it right before Thanksgiving and well past New Year’s and play it quite often throughout the year.

    • Steve from Boston December 3, 2009 at 7:59 pm

      Rodney, you have great taste ;), that’s my absolute favorite as well. I think Patty’s ” Bluegrass & White Snow” is truly the “Mountain Soul” of Christmas records, and in my book, there is no higher praise than that. And at the risk of being shameless, I go into more detail here( for those who may be interested:)

      http://www.countryuniverse.net/2009/11/30/review-patty-loveless-bluegrass-and-white-snow-a-mountain-christmas/

      I wish I could match Patty for Christmas stories, but the closest I can get is driving “over the river and through the woods” to my Aunt and Uncle’s house in western CT.(and how I miss the days when Grandma and my wife (now ex) and other Uncle were there as well) to celebrate the day. Very often, my brother would break out some ancient stringed instument, and my cousins and Uncle would play recorders as my Mom and Aunt and the talented amoung my family sang carols. Me, I just listened and enjoyed, as I have zero singing ability.

      And last year I gave out five copies of BGWS for Christmas presents. That was timely, because I learned that one of my cousins was into Bluegrass, and actually used to use the Bluegrass channel as a “baby sitter” for their little son. Now that’s raising him right!

  5. Sean December 3, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    I love too many Christmas albums but my favorites include Reba’s 2 albums and Sugarland’s ‘Gold and Green.’ Love them!

    My favortite memories would have to be the decorating of my house for Christmas. Music blasting in the background and decorating the tree. Couldn’t be much better than that.

  6. DC December 3, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    The Oak Ridge Boys – Christmas

    My parents bought this album on cassette before I was born and I remember listening to as a little kid over and over and over again every Christmas. I listened to it until the cassette finally started to wear out just a few years ago and it was promptly replaced with the CD version. I’ll always remember this album as the first Christmas album I ever heard and the album that most helped get me into country music in the first place.

  7. Marc December 5, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Last year, tired of the usual Christmas music fare, via some random non-music blog I came across this album: VA – [2005] Merry Mixmas – Christmas Classics Remixed. One listen and I was hooked. If you can find it.. get it.. such a refreshing change.

    Looking forward to winning this one 🙂

  8. plain_jo December 5, 2009 at 10:12 am

    For years I bought a new Christmas album every December, that was until I picked up a copy of Patty’s Bluegrass, White Snow. That album raises the standard on Christmas albums, it is THE bar by which all other Christmas albums will be judged.

  9. Jake December 7, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Gene Autry – Rudolph the Red nosed reindeer. I remember listening to this while wrapping gifts or decorating the tree as a kid. Good times, good memories.

  10. Janet Warren December 8, 2009 at 9:49 am

    I would love to win this!! I sing your songs all the time at Kareoke!!

  11. ShootingStarsMag December 8, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    I don’t have a favorite christmas c.d. When I was little, I loved the nysnc one. haha I do love christmas country songs though and a favorite thing to do this holiday season is eat out and open gifts on christmas eve and the make food and see a movie the day of.

  12. Sandy S. December 9, 2009 at 12:17 am

    My favorite is the JOhn Denver and the Muppets Christams album. My kids loved this album. We played it when decoratung our tree so it brings back great memories. Thanks

  13. Paul W Dennis December 14, 2009 at 11:05 am

    As a child my parents had the Bing Crosby MERRY CHRISTMAS album featuring “White Christmas” , “Adeste Fideles” , “Christmas in Killarney” and a host of international tunes, as well as a swinging version of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” with the Andrews Sisters

    I purchased a copy of the album as an adult (and subsequently obtained a CD of it). It remains my favorite Christmas album to this very day and gets played every year

  14. Steve from Boston December 17, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Congrats Sean! 🙂

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