Thursday, December 31, 2009

Rodney Carrington's "Make It Christmas" CD will make your holidays last!

No the holidays are not over yet! I just received Rodney Carrington's Christmas CD and you will want one in your hot little hands to add to your holiday music repertoire for the coming years!

Rodney Carrington is an amazing multi-talent! Comedian, actor, writer, and add singer to his gifts. You will never feel the same about Christmas music again! "Make It Christmas" reveals Rodney's serious side and evokes the true emotions of Christmas with such poignancy you will find yourself one minute basking in the warm and fuzzy, and the next find your body buzzing with goosebumps while your eyes sting with the welling of tears. What inspired this seemingly complete shift from Carrington's usual humour filled music? Rodney has been told countless times he has a great voice. Rodney says, "People hear my funny songs and always say that I have a great voice. They ask me why I don’t do some serious music. So, this record ain't got a funny song on it. It's a big-band, Frank Sinatra-type Christmas record; something I've always wanted to do.”

Though it is a crooning, big band style record it seems to be peppered with a little country-pop and a lot of holiday emotion! This is a strong record but I can definitely pick favourites based on personal preference! I love to feel, and look forward to the welling-up of strong emotions inspirational holiday music can awaken. "Camouflage And Christmas Lights", a heart-rending song embodying the experience of troops deployed overseas, away from family and traditional holiday celebration is a song which made me feel a depth and wealth of sentiment. I wept!

A friend's husband was serving in Afghanistan a couple years ago and this song reminds me of her experience, waiting, raising her children alone, observing holidays without her husband.

Watch this You Tube video set to "Camouflage And Christmas Lights" and tell me you wept no tears! This song spoke to many this Christmas and was a meaningful Christmas gift to military families!



Carrington's "Make It Christmas" is the perfect mix of traditional classics such as "White Christmas", "Winter Wonderland", and "Oh Holy Night", and new timely songs you'll love! My other favourites on this album David Foster's "Grown Up Christmas Wish", "Mary Did You Know", and "Presence of Love" for the heartfelt and "The Presents Under the Tree (Better Be For Me)" for a little humour and fun! Yes, practically the whole album! I reiterate this is an amazingly powerful album and Rodney Carrington may just have permanently prevented himself from being pigeon-holed as comedian alone!

Make It Christmas all over again purchase Rodney Carrington's "Make It Christmas" now. Enter to win a copy of "Make It Christmas" here at Northern Mama an amazing gift for yourself or someone you love!
To Enter:
  • Visit Rodney Carrington's Official Site and tell me your favourite song from "Make It Christmas" or tell me something you learned about Rodney {Required}
  • non-bloggers please leave your email address with your comment.

Extra Entries:

  • Be a Northern Mama Follower {via Google Friends Connect}
  • Be a Northern Mama Facebook Fan
  • Be a Rodney Carrington Facebook Fan
  • Subscribe via email
  • Grab My Button
  • Follow me on Twitter @Northernmama35 and tweet about this giveaway
  • Blog about this giveaway with a link back here {please leave me a lonk to your post}

Giveaway open to US and Canadian residents. Giveaway closes January 14th, 2010 10:00pm CT. Read Giveaway Rules for details.

    post signature


    49 comments:

    1. I LOVE Rodney Carrington, he made me howl with "show them to me". I like The Presents Under The Tree (Better Be For Me). lol

      ReplyDelete
    2. LOVE IT!!

      My favourite is Winter Wonderland.

      ReplyDelete
    3. your button is posted here:

      http://countrycitymouse-pam.blogspot.com

      ReplyDelete
    4. My favourite song from the album is The Presents Under the Tree (Better Be for Me)Listen
      thegrants(at)live(dot)com

      ReplyDelete
    5. I'm a new blog follower
      thegrants(at)live(dot)com

      ReplyDelete
    6. I'm a Northern Mama Facebook Fan (Stephanie Petty-Grant)
      thegrants(at)live(dot)com

      ReplyDelete
    7. I'm a Rodney Carrington Facebook Fan (Stephanie Petty-Grant)
      thegrants(at)live(dot)com

      ReplyDelete
    8. I subscribe via e-mail
      thegrants(at)live(dot)com

      ReplyDelete
    9. I knew the name sounded familiar, but didn't realize it until I was reading about him and found that his song "Letter to My Penis" is one my husband played for me a few years ago since he thought it was funny!!!

      tanandjosh@telus.net

      ReplyDelete
    10. I follow via Google Friend Connect (tanandjosh)!!

      tanandjosh@telus.net

      ReplyDelete
    11. I am a fan on Facebook Tanis S

      tanandjosh@telus.net

      ReplyDelete
    12. I am a fan of Rodney's on Facebook Tanis S

      tanandjosh@telus.net

      ReplyDelete
    13. I subscribe through e-mail!!

      tanandjosh@telus.net

      ReplyDelete
    14. I follow you - @tannieschatter

      I Tweeted:

      http://twitter.com/tannieschatter/status/7289110987

      tanandjosh@telus.net

      ReplyDelete
    15. Daily Tweet

      http://twitter.com/tannieschatter/status/7305146188

      tanandjosh@telus.net

      ReplyDelete
    16. Winter Wonderland is always a favourite of mine.
      I would enjoy this CD very much.

      I follow by email.


      cenya2 at hotmail dot com

      ReplyDelete
    17. I also follow by google reader.


      cenya2 at hotmail dot com

      ReplyDelete
    18. My favourite song is Winter Wonderland.

      ReplyDelete
    19. I'm a Northern Mama Follower {via Google Friends Connect}

      ReplyDelete
    20. I'm a Northern Mama Facebook Fan

      ReplyDelete
    21. I'm a Rodney Carrington facebook fan.

      ReplyDelete
    22. I follow Northernmama35 on twitter and tweeted
      http://twitter.com/carolp8/status/7346291099

      ReplyDelete
    23. Daily Tweet

      http://twitter.com/tannieschatter/status/7377048050

      tanandjosh@telus.net

      ReplyDelete
    24. Daily Tweet

      http://twitter.com/tannieschatter/status/7407899600

      tanandjosh@telus.net

      ReplyDelete
    25. Daily Tweet

      http://twitter.com/tannieschatter/status/7446058224

      tanandjosh@telus.net

      ReplyDelete
    26. Daily Tweet

      http://twitter.com/tannieschatter/status/7483827466

      tanandjosh@telus.net

      ReplyDelete
    27. Daily Tweet

      http://twitter.com/tannieschatter/status/7524280340

      tanandjosh@telus.net

      ReplyDelete
    28. In 2008, Rodney co-wrote and co-starred in a major motion picture with music star Toby Keith entitled Beer for My Horses.

      ReplyDelete
    29. Northern Mama Follower {via Google Friends Connect}

      ReplyDelete
    30. Rodney Carrington Facebook Fan

      ReplyDelete
    31. http://twitter.com/aitmama/status/7561415698

      ReplyDelete
    32. Daily Tweet

      http://twitter.com/tannieschatter/status/7562359681

      tanandjosh@telus.net

      ReplyDelete
    33. Daily Tweet

      http://twitter.com/tannieschatter/status/7599013946

      tanandjosh@telus.net

      ReplyDelete
    34. Daily Tweet

      http://twitter.com/tannieschatter/status/7634415631

      tanandjosh@telus.net

      ReplyDelete
    35. Daily Tweet

      http://twitter.com/tannieschatter/status/7674793607

      tanandjosh@telus.net

      ReplyDelete
    36. Daily Tweet

      http://twitter.com/tannieschatter/status/7711221561

      tanandjosh@telus.net

      ReplyDelete
    37. My favourite song is Mary did you know?

      ReplyDelete
    38. I follow via Google Friend Connect.

      ReplyDelete