Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mindy Gledhill's Winter Moon (giveaway!)



I've had to repent from my claim to have not wanted to listen to any Christmas music this season, and my redemption has come in the form of playing Mindy Gledhill's new album on repeat, and not only in preparation for Christmas, but in just plain old winter-wishing (which is what we do when we haven't had snow).

This new album is a fun mix of sing-along Christmas favorites ('Santa Claus is Comin' to Town') and enchanting lullaby-type tunes to melt away the stresses of the season. And that's all to say nothing of the original title track, though my kids prefer the bonus track version, featuring puppets as seen below in a video directed by the brilliant Chris Clark.



"But, Jenny," you say, "Christmas is over. Why on earth are you telling us about this new album?"

"Because," I answer, "it's not just a Christmas album, it's a perfect winter album, the type we all need to get us through until the beauty of spring makes its appearance in a few months."

Yes, I said need.

Yes, this is a giveaway.

To win a copy of Mindy Gledhill's Winter Moon CD, please leave a comment on this post telling me what kind of music you like to listen to when it's cold outside.

Winner will be chosen and announced on
Monday, January 16th, 2012.
Good luck!

71 comments:

cabesh said...

I love to listen to movie soundtracks--ones that make me feel cozy..... Pride & Prejudice, Legends of the Fall, etc.

Also, today is our first real snow since Halloween, so I think it's a sign that this giveaway is mine! :)

Sell...Party Of 4 said...

Oh darn, I am the first commented which automatically means I don't win. :)

I shouldn't admit, but I have been listening to a whole lotta Disney tunes lately. Good for the kids, and I love belting out a good Beauty and the Beast number.

Gerb said...

I am barely getting into the Christmas spirit (call me a late-bloomer) so this would be awesome. I like upbeat, happy music that makes me want to dance when it's chilly outside, but I like some soft, soothing sounds when I'm watching the snow fall.

The crazy Shaw Family said...

I listen to a rather eclectic range of music. Depending on my mood, it can be anything from The Dropkick Murphy's to Barry Manilow. I do love Mindy Gledhill too! Winter seems to suck the life out of people. I am in favor of any music that wraps us in a soft blanket of loveliness!

Jessica said...

I like anything upbeat in the winter to keep me from gloominess. I love anything Mindy Gledhill! Just got lower lights and have been listening to that a ton.

Ammie Tri's said...

I have to keep it upbeat and happy! A little black eyed peas, fergie, and of course Mindy Gledhill. I need happy songs to keep me from getting cabin fever.... Wait... Too late... Already do ;)

dalene said...

I unabashedly listen to Christmas music as soon as first snow. Or, when winter fails to show up, whenever I feel like it. Also, this will be absolutely the PERFECT gift for someone I love, so I hope I win!

Camille said...

I need something that keeps me MOVING and uplifting during the winter times! Like Mindy Gledhill! :) Where have I been? I never knew she had a Christmas album!

cindy said...

Indie rock - It's fun, it's different and it gives you something to smile about during the long winter days :)

ellen said...

Top 40 hits on the radio when I'm driving around in the snow!

The Lewis Family said...

I like loud music when it's cold outside, so that the vibrations from the bass help warm me up ;) Of course this is only when driving without littles in the car :D

~C

Maren said...

Any sort of music that makes you want to cuddle up in a blanket with my hubby drinking hot chocolate :)

Steph said...

I didn't think I'd ever admit this...but I am liking jazz lately! When the weather is nasty out, and if time allows, I love to introduce my kids to old black and white movies. I guess since it matches outside on a snowy day. ;) I like the "big band jazz" from some of these shows.
Steph

The Story of us said...

I like listening to jazz standards during winter. They just feel right:-)

holly said...

It depends - if I'm cleaning or organizing, I like something loud with a good beat. If I am relaxing, I will listen to an instrumental soundtrack or some classical music. I secretly listen to holiday music all year long!

amynr said...

I love all kinds of music. I love happy uplifting cute songs that make me smile and think of the people that I love :) Thanks for the chance!

Rebecca said...

I usually like something slow and calm, perfect for cuddling up with a blanket and relaxing!

Rupper Family said...

Oh, I love folk music, Elizabeth Mitchell, Nanci Griffith, and I think Mindy will soon be on my playlist!
-Wendy
wendibego@yahoo.com

Becky said...

Love to listen to Mindy Gledhill in any type of weather. I live in WA where we don't get very much sun but Mindy's music helps me to feel happy even on the gloomy days.

soleil said...

I don't usually care for the jingle-belly kind of music during the holiday season, when the weather cools, and the days get shorter, I prefer something that makes me feel like I'm cuddled in frong of a fireplace (especially when I'm at work)...I usually pull up soft Celtic music, Winter Solstice sounds. I appreciate the softer sweeter tunes, that fill my mind with simple gratitude. This past year, Mindy's music brought me those images. I would love to continue enjoying them throughout the year :)

Benkert said...

I love to listen to Mindy :)
All day, all the time!

Denisha said...

I absolutely LOVE Christmas music and will listen to anything from the MOTAB choir to the ELF cd. I am in love with Mindy Gledhills music and would absolutely adore to win this cd!

levenhuis said...

Up beat and happy music to help me with my after Christmas dejunk every room in the house mode! What a great giveaway, I love Mindy Gledhill!

Ryan & Candice Lamb said...

I Love Mindy Gledhill, actually I have been listening to her non-stop since I found her, and I follow her on facebook. I LOVE Christmas music, I mostly love the classics, sang in the classic form, without all the extra drama singers like to add to make it their own. Truly it make me happy, as long as I don't have to here the manhiem steamrollers or who ever they are, I like to be able to sing along or forget it. :0) Mindy's music let's me sing along and feel uplifted, that's the best kind!

Katie said...

I love to listen to Christmas music ANY time! :) and I have been dying for this mindy cd!

Tea N said...

I like listening to jazz music as it's great for just relaxing :)

Heidi said...

I love mindy gledhill music...period!

lucia said...

This is kind of embarassing, but I adore listening to the Charlie Brown christmas album. On that note, Fleet Foxes, Mindy, Mumford & Sons, the Elf soundtrack, Ella Fitzgerald, but usually just about anything that sounds and feels wintery :)

dreamer said...

I love to listen to 60's blues and 70's classic rock ;)

dreamer said...

I love listening to 60's blues and 70's classic rock ;)
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Robyn Smith said...

The Nutcracker is a winter wonderland classic that I never tire of.

Nicole said...

I like to listen to Christmas music year round, but my favorite when it's cold outside are old classics: Bing Crosby, Sinatra, Etta James... anything that gets me happy and makes me want to bake for my husband!

Robyn Smith said...

The Nutcracker is a winter wonderland classic that I never tire of this time of year.

sarah said...

I usually listen to bluegrass in the winter, because I need some mental escapism. But I hear Mindy is just the gal for helping embrace this season, and I'd really like to find out. The Utah County gray needs some cheering. :)

Mary said...

Well, aside from Mindy (of course), I love listening to music like Narada, David Lanz, or Jon Schmidt. For some reason that music translates really well to me in the wintertime.

Brenda said...

I LOVE Christmas Music after Christmas! I want to savor Christmas as long as I can! I love the Christmas Classics! Thanks for a great giveaway! Mindy is wonderful! Love her music!

torri said...

I like to listen to upbeat fun dance music because when it's cold outside, our house gets pretty cold too and we gotta stay warm somehow!

Matt & Toni said...

I started listening to Christmas music like a mad woman the end of September, I LOVE it, and listen to it and sing it all year long! Though When I'm not listening to Christmas music I am literally listening to Mindys cd anchor which is curently in my player right now, or anything really that I can sing and dance too :-D I love all music and would love to add her Christmas album to my collection!!!! :)

myimaginaryblog said...

I have a Bing Crosby Christmas album I love, and Charlie Brown, and some BYU Singers. I could definitely use more variety.

lovemyspy said...

I like to listen to mellow stuff like Katie Melua...

jeanine said...

When it's cold outside I love listening to soothing music... Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Norah Jones.

mentinfusion said...

Oh, but i love listening to christmas/ winter songs in August too, not only in the White Season.
One of my favorite albums is Enya's And Winter Came. And i especially like the title track, such a beautiful piano piece!
And Mindy is simply enchanting!

Krista said...

Honestly, Mindy's cd's are the only ones occupying my cd player in my house at the moment! AND Santa didn't bring me her new one this year! :(

Coordination Queen said...

During winter, I need happy music. My kids keep requesting lenka right now, so that's what we listen to.

Kayla said...

I've really been enjoying a Charlotte Church Pandora station I created a little while ago; it has artists like Susan Boyle, Lucia Micarelli, Jackie Evancho, and Camilla Kerslake on it!
I heard a couple of the songs from Mindy Gledhill's Winter album, and loved them- great giveaway!!

Holly said...

I actually listen to Mindy all the time, love her music

Simply ♡ Stephanie said...

Christmas music is the best to listen to when it's cold out :) I also love any happy and upbeat music that can brighten up my mood instantly. :)

Elisabeth HĂžjholdt said...

I love Mindy and her music. It really inspires and makes me happy :)

Right now some of my favourite music is Lana Del Rey(She is amazinf!!!) and I really like the danish band Oh Land. They have made some really great songs: White nights, voodoo, sun of a gun.

♥ Lauryn said...

I listen to upbeat music. Particularly if the weather isn't so great outside - I can still lift my spirits! Thanks for this giveaway!

Edeemon said...

I have most of Mindy Gledhill's albums. We listened to her music driving out to California from Utah for Christmas.

beth said...

oh my do I ever hope I am a blessed recipient of one of these c.d's. I love everything about Mindy and play her music for the slideshows at the photography studio were I work all the time! I don't personally own any tho!!! xo beth

Jenny said...

Due to the spotify trend I listen to it all, but come back to jazz, folk friendly vibe feel good tunes! I have mindy's anchor cd and would if given the opportunity would go to the moon and back to have Winter Moon!!

Miss Park said...

I don't really have a type of music I listen to when it's cold outside, but right now I am obsessed with The Killers and Brandon Flowers. Not only is Brandon Flowers very good looking with a unique heart-melting voice, but the style that his band he has is very catchy and the lyrics actually have depth and thoughtful meanings behind them.

La Yen said...

BNL Pandora Station. And Dan Zanes. And Curse that Mindy Gledhill for announcing this on Twitter so now I have very little chance of winning this.

adrienne said...

When its cold outside I like to listen to music that reminds me of summer. Happy music :D

Stepper the Mighty said...

This year I've been loving the winter album by Low and, of course, the Lower Lights. And always Sufjan Stephens.

I hope hope hope I win!

Tawnya said...

I love to listen to david lanz or donny osmond when it is cold outside!!

Miss Ange said...

I like to listen to various music but when it's cold outside I like to listen to happy songs like Mindy's Anchor. Louis Armstrong's La Vie En Rose. Jazz is a favorite for the cold.

Katie said...

I like the old classics like songs by Bing Crosby and the Andrew sisters! I also enjoy Christmas music by Natalie Grant.

Merja said...

When it's cold I feel like listening to songs that are joyful and happy. Songs that make me want to dance. Of course right now I can't think of any, but maybe that's because it's 30 degrees and hot outside. Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

Diane said...

It really depends on my mood. Jazz works well when the snow is falling.

Victoria ObSEUSSed said...

Cold music? Is there such a thing? I don't think I have specific music I listen to when it is cold - I'd probably grab something instrumental to watch the snow fall. I had to buy Mindy's album before Christmas and listened to it tons and still now in Jan. I'd love to win a copy to give to my sister though.

Kamron & Lisa said...

I love Mindy Gledhill! We have been listening to the Nutcracker music quite a bit this winter. My 3 year old went to the ballet for the first time and has decided she loves it!

Heather C Taylor said...

During the winter I am guilty of listening to Christmas music far longer than I probably should. Seeing that this year we hardly have any snow I am in need of some new tunes to brighten up the drab winter! Mindy has such cheerful sound which is just what I need! In the meantime I will stick to my Josh Groban albums. :)

Ashleigh said...

When it's cold out, I enjoy a lot of classical stuff. It just seems to fit my mood. P.S. LOVE me some Mindy as well!

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Karleigh Jae said...

I love listening to Happy Upbeat music in the indie genre. Mindy fits in so nicely with this type of music!

Jessica W said...

Love Michael Buble :)

Jesse and Rachel said...

Enya is my feel good music. Makes me feel better and warmer every time!

Heart of Love Fellowship - Kenya said...

Wonderful, absolutely wonderful, listening to Mindy's clear voice is shear bliss and to have the Muppets as well puts me into a very very happy state.

Vitoria said...

I love listening to Christmas music, actually my beloved husband and I love to listen to Christmas music all year round. So this winter I'll listen to Christmas music to honor his memory!

Fonyl said...

I love the winter type of music. There is something in the music that echoes in the air. And that makes its special. I love to hop in a warm couch while Mindy Gledhill song Winter Moon plays. Her voice is soothing and makes my mood bright.

I love soft music that makes you fall in love and I never get tired of hearing those kind of music.