Friday, November 25, 2011

CLOSED: Review/Giveaway - A Child's Christmas CD by Susie Tallman and Friends!!


This giveaway is now closed, congrats to Sunnie, comment number 38! Winner chosen via random number generator on random.org.

This is my second review and giveaway of the AMAZING children's CDs by Susie Tallman and Friends at Rock Me Baby Records, and I have to say I'm so excited about this CD! Music is so vital to childhood, and what better way to promote a love of music in young children than to play music geared specifically towards kids?!!

A Child's Christmas - Holiday Songs and Carols is quite possibly the best children's Christmas CD I have ever heard of, and definitely our current family favorite for Christmas 2011! The first thing I noticed when I opened the CD was that there were 42 tracks on the CD - it plays for over an hour (74 minutes) and every track is better than the next. This CD really just has so much more to offer than other kids CDs I have seen, but as this is my second expirience with Susie Tallman and Friends I would expect nothing less!!

I first played this CD for Angie (age 5) after she got home from school one night this week. She was really cranky and tired, and I set her up in her bed with the CD on. She was really excited to try it out since she loves Susie's other CDs, so she didn't put up a fight at all when I wanted her to spend some quiet time in her room. She was asleep within hearing the first five songs; the music was perfect for calming her down, and the recognizable songs helped to distract her from being upset and relax her until she was asleep!
We listened to A Child's Christmas when we built this beautiful house!
We put A Child's Christmas on again on Tuesday while we built our gingerbread house! The whole process took us over two hours (almost an hour alone to get the house to stand by itself!) so we got to listen to the CD twice! Our favorite Christmas carols really put us in the holiday spirit, and I loved that there were songs that we BOTH wanted to sing along to. Another one of the great features is that the CD has jokes, stories, and little foreign language clips to complement the music! Once Angie learned the jokes, such as "Where's the best place for a Christmas Cake?" she loved repeating them along with the children on the CD!
Our finished house!
But of course, the best part of A Child's Christmas was by far the music. The last time I reviewed Susie Tallman's music, I was so impressed by all the different styles familiar songs were presented in, and this new CD was no different. Some of the songs, such as "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen," were presented in a more traditional way, while others, such as "I’m Gettin Nuttin’ for Christmas" were very sing-songy and light! Angie recognized so many of the songs and easily sung along, and she also enjoyed the songs she was hearing for the first time!
Award Winning Children's Music

A Child's Christmas is the winner of the Platinum Best Toy Award, the Parents' Choice Award, and the iParenting Media Award. The cover art on this CD should also be noted - as with Susie Tallman's other CDs, the booklet is covered in beautiful eye catching artwork that kids will love!

My personal favorite songs on the CD are: The Little Drummer Boy, God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, Love Came Down at Christmas, You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch, and We Need A Little Christmas - this one I was so excited to hear since it's from a Broadway show! I tended to love the slower, more angelic-sounding songs, but there wasn't a single song I didn't enjoy hearing, and I know Angie was really a fan of the more upbeat songs. Classics like Rudolf and Frosty have to be included in every Christmas CD, so of course we loved listening to these too! One of the greatest features of this CD is the number of voices you hear singing the popular tunes - not only do you hear Susie's lovely voice, but usually there's a whole range of other voices as well!

Not One Ordinary Moment HIGHLY RECOMMENDS this CD to anyone and everyone! It's a great family Christmas CD, and would make a wonderful Christmas gift to kids or anyone with kids. Even if you don't have kids but are looking to warm up your house this holiday season - buy this CD. One of the best parts about music are the memories songs invoke - and every song on this Christmas CD will remind you of a Christmas past while illuminating your Christmas present! Susie Tallman has once again inspired our family with her beautiful songs, and I can't say enough good things about this CD!

BUY IT: A Child's Christmas is available at SusieTallman.com. Everyone has someone in their life who deserves to own this CD, and it's ok if that person is you! The holidays wouldn't be the same without Christmas music, so jumpstart your holiday spirit and buy this CD!

Win it! Susie Tallman and Friends have been generous enough to donate a copy of A Child's Christmas for a giveaway! For the mandatory entry, please visit SusieTallman.com and comment back with the title of the song you are most excited to see on this CD. I'm telling you, it will be hard to choose! This giveaway is open to U.S. entrants only and will end 12/10 at noon. Good Luck! 

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*disclaimer* I received one copy of A Child's Christmas for review purposes, all opinions expressed are strictly my own

91 comments:

  1. I'm excited to see "Away in a Manger" on the cd!
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  2. I Like Susie Tallman and Friends on Facebook - liz t. n.

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  3. I follow you on twitter - giantsis
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  4. santa claus is coming to town.

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  5. I'm excited about "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch"... love it!

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  6. I follow you on twitter - @mariagabriel6

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  7. holly jolly christmas
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  8. gfc follower
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  9. liked susie tallman on FB
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  10. Would LOVE to see the Grinch song! I LOVE the Grinch! Haha!

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  11. I like Susie Tallman on Facebook.

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  12. I am subscribed to the Susie Tallman and Friends newsletter!

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  13. I am already subscribed to you via email!

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  14. I'd like to hear: 18. Joke - Santa Walking Backwards
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  15. GFC
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  17. Like Susie Tallman and Friends on Facebook. alissa spiehs-apel
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  18. Follow you on Twitter. alissa apel
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  19. nt to hear all! A wonderful cd. But I really want to hear Silent Night the most!
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  20. follow on GFC J Fortunato entry #1
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  22. Like Susie Tallman and Friends on Facebook (JoAnna Danna)
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  25. I love Up on the Housetop, so I'm glad it's on there....I'm also excited about the jokes....my kids love to tell jokes!! We need some new ones! :)
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  26. Following on GFC.

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  27. I Like Susie Tallman and Friends on Facebook


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  28. The Grinch Song - I love that one

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  29. Santa Clause is coming to town, how cute the gingerbread house is! Weird bird face.
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  30. holly jolly christmas
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  31. I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas!

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  32. holly jolly christmas!

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  33. I'm actually most excited about the jokes. my kids need some new ones!

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  34. frosty the snowman

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  35. santa claus is coming to town
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  36. Away in a manger would be great to hear. jygriebel@gmail.com

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  37. Follow you on GFC jygriebel@gmail.com

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  38. I like Susie Tallman on Facebook

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  39. I would like A Holly Jolly Christmas!
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  40. following @cjm92995
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  41. Holly Jolly Christmas! cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  42. gfc follower 1 cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  44. I like Susie Tallman and Friends on facebook. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  46. This CD looks like so much fun! Jokes and everything. I like all the songs, but I think "I’m Gettin Nuttin’ for Christmas" would be fun.

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  47. Joke - Junglebells
    want to know what all the jokes are on these
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  48. Holly Jolly Christmas
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  49. like susie tallman on facbeook
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  50. I want to hear the We Need A Little Christmas and Love Came Down At Christmas. :-) creedamy[at] yahoo[dot] com

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  51. We Need a Little Christmas!
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  52. I follow you via GFC. #1
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  53. I follow you via GFC. #2
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  54. I like Susie Tallman on fb (Allison Lewis.)
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  55. I follow you on twitter @AMLewis2003.
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  56. I most excited about the song Little Drummer Boy. SweepsGirl(at)aol(dot)com

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  57. GFC follower. SweepsGirl(at)aol(dot)com

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  59. I like Susie Tallman & Friends on FB. SweepsGirl(at)aol(dot)com

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  61. follow @cjm92995 on twitter as @SweepsGirl SweepsGirl(at)aol(dot)com

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  63. Silent Night!!

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  64. GFC follower under AmberFaith

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  66. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
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  67. I'm excited to hear "Merry Christmas: Portugese and Navajo"! My brother speaks fluent Portugese and it would be cool to have the kidlets learn how to say "Merry Christmas" to him! :D

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  68. I follow via GFC as Mercedes!

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  69. I follow via GFC as Mercedes, entry 2!

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  70. The thing I'm most excited to hear on the CD isn't a particular song (they all look great!) but rather the Merry Christmas in different languages! That's a cool & unique feature!

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  71. I'd love to hear "Up on the Housetop"! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  72. GFC follower. #1

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  73. GFC follower. #2

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  74. "Like" Susie Tallman on FB (Mandy Peters Kauffman).

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  75. Follow you on Twitter (SuperGrover83).

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  76. Subscribe to your posts via Google Reader.

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  77. A Holly Jolly Christmas--one of my favorites!

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  78. I like Susie Tallman & Friends on FB (Nicole Joldersma Bell)

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  79. I follow you via GFC #1 as Nicole B
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  80. I follow you on GFC as Nicole B #2
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  81. Frosty the Snowman!!

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  82. I follow you on GFC as Tiffany Church. Entry #1

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  83. I follow you on GFC as Tiffany Church. Entry #2

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  84. Santa claus is comin to town !

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  85. I have been emailing you about the giveawy with my address. I dont want to miss out on this, thanks, Sunnie
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