Saturday, November 6, 2010

Review and giveaway (closed): Ben Rudnick & Friends- It's Santa Claus!


Congrats to my winner: jakiesmom

It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas! At least it is in my house, thanks to our newest CD- Ben Rudnick & Friends- It's Santa Claus!  I actually received this CD back in October, but refused to play it until the calendar said November.  But now it's November and the weather is looking a lot like winter, so it was time.  Here's a bit about Ben Rudnick & Friends and It's Santa Claus, from a press release that I received:
Ben Rudnick & Friends have been bringing families, music and fun together in their own, one-of-a-kind, “American Roots” style from their first CD release in 2000 to their tremendously acclaimed 2009 album,  A Frog Named Sam, to this year’s celebration of  the band’s 10th anniversary.   With countless awards and kudos to their credit, including five Parents’ Choice Awards, Ben Rudnick & Friends focus on providing a common ground where all family members can, without compromise, enjoy a shared musical experience.

Since the band’s creation back in 2000, Ben Rudnick & Friends have wrapped up each busy year by playing December holiday shows -- taking the spirit of the season and turning it into fun energy.  And every year they’ve been asked, “Do you guys have a holiday CD?” The answer has always been “no,” until now.   Ben and the band have taken their trademark “fun for all” attitude and finally recorded the oft-requested holiday CD.
It's Santa Claus has all the classic Christmas songs that belong on an album- including Jingle Bells, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Let It Snow, Frosty the Snowman, Here Comes Santa Claus, Auld Lang Syne and Greensleeves.  When I put the music on for the first time, I expected it to be cutesy or childish (you know what I mean, we've ALL heard that type of Christmas album!), but I was totally wrong! The songs are all really well done with great vocals and instruments. I particularly love their use of saxophone on the songs.  Honestly, if I throw a Christmas party this year or have friends over near the holiday, this is a CD that I will have playing in the background. It's a CD that's kid-friendly, for sure, but it's by no means childish. Just lots of fun and great music to get you in the Christmas mood.

If you want to hear some samples of the songs or buy a copy of this CD for yourself, visit this website. The CD is available now, and sells on the Ben Rudnick website for only $9.95. A perfect stocking stuffer!

I have good news! One of you will win a copy of this CD! Open to US and Canadian mailing addresses.

Mandatory entry (must be done for extra entries to count):
Just let me know what your favorite Christmas song is!

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Giveaway will close at 9 PM Pacific time on November 27, 2010.  I'll choose a winner with random.org and will email that person who will then have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this CD to review for myself. I received no other compensation and all opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone. 

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