Easy Christmas Shopping

Hold onto your hats folks. This is a good deal.

I wrote about how Mrs. Groves, my 10th grade English and History teacher became my sister-in-law here. And in that telling I wrote about how I wondered what her singing voice would sound like. I wondered what kind of music she would write.

Well, fifteen years and ten albums later, I can tell you what Mrs. Groves' music sounds like. It is awesome and the writing often has me looking for the lyrics thinking, "did she really just sing a song about that? I can't believe she just put words to that..."

Sara and Troy are offering a really, super sweet deal this Christmastime. If you're looking for some great gifts for friends, family, teachers, or neighbors this is a great idea.

Right now all Sara Groves CD's are reallysupercheap. If you buy a couple. The breakdown goes like this:
1 CD for $15
2 CD's for $20
3 CD's for $25

So stock up!

Here is my plan.
I'm going to buy lots and lots of her Christmas CD: O Holy Night. This album is awesome. My favorite on this one is To be with You. And It Came Upon a Midnight Clear. And It's True. I actually could list the whole song list here. I really like this one. Couple this CD up with some homemade cookies, and you have one really thoughtful, lovely Christmas gift.

Then I'll get a bunch of Station Wagon CD's. Because this is the perfect gift for a new mama. And this CD with a little baby outfit would be a really classy shower gift. Favorite songs on this one: Beautiful Child and Especially when that baby is Mine. I'm actually off to Target in a minute and am going to dig this one out. I miss those songs right now!

Then I want a bunch of Fireflies and Songs on hand. This one is Rory's favorite. And I adore it too. Lots of songs are about marriage. I remember the first time I heard it I kept backing it up and thinking, "she really just said that. I am so glad she just named that." A really beautiful album, quieter, lots of piano. Beautiful. Favorite songs Love and From this One Place

I am about to list off every one of her albums. But I'll stop after this one. I really do need to get to Target. But this album is my favorite. Start to finish. Love it. I remember driving home from a writing workshop once and listening to Just Showed Up on repeat. Probably eleven times. Favorite songs on this one: Well, the whole thing. No kidding. But I will tell you my AbsoluteAllTimeFavoriteSaraGrovesSong is on this album: Kingdom Comes. Oh that's a good song. And strangely there is no youtube video for this one. (And there are some really odd handmade youtube music videos out there...)

I could list each one of her albums. I love each one, and they sort of each represent a season of my life...funny how music can do that.

Anyway, click on over to get your collection of great Sara CD's to give away this Christmas. And yes, I buy my CD's. I used to have a sweet hook up with my mother-in-law when she was fulfilling the CD orders...she'd give me all of the cd's with cracked jewel cases for free to give away. But now that she doesn't do the order fulfillment I proudly pay and support Troy and Sara! :) And seriously, for five bucks a CD, I'd be really lame not to.

How about you? What is your favorite album or Sara song?


Renee said...

Hey! Thanks for the heads up...would have never known otherwise!

[not the] Best Blog Ever said...

Too many favorites to list! Although I like your attempt... :)

Meta Herrick Carlson said...

I just ordered $60 worth. Forgot to click on the free shipping deal, but still a steal! Thanks for the review and the heads up! :)

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Mary said...

I forwarded this offer to my parents when it showed up in my email inbox - in case they needed more Christmas present ideas. I'd never gotten "Past the Wishing", and the live recording of "O Holy Night" was too good to pass up. I was a bit disappointed when I got through all my Christmas presents and didn't find any CDs . . . until my parents informed me that Grandma would be giving me the long-awaited final albums in my collection of my favorite artist's music - and they were right! She gave me both of them - and they were both autographed to me!!!! Sara Groves CDs are always my favorite Christmas presents!

Anyway, to answer the actual question: my all-time favorite song (period) is Less Like Scars, followed closely by Mystery. My favorite Sara Groves album is Fireflies and Songs. I think it's because of the beautiful piano sound. Invisible Empires is steadily growing on me, too. Probably a close second at this point. After that is probably Tell Me What You Know, the first Sara Groves CD I ever got, followed by a three-way tie of Conversations, Add to the Beauty, and The Other Side of Something. After that's probably Station Wagon (I think it'll mean more if I ever have children). All Right Here is my least favorite (which isn't really saying much, because it's still really, really awesome, though it's surprising because my all-time favorite song is the first track), and I can't really say much about "Past the Wishing" yet, since I just got it yesterday and haven't yet listened to it, though I did a thorough inspection of the booklet and the rest of the artwork moments after opening it.

Now that I've finished rambling about my favorite music (an easy topic to get me on, which is why, when I read your question, I knew I had to leave a comment - something I don't do here very often) I'd like to thank you for this blog! It's so wonderful to read your posts about simple, everyday things. Most blogs I read are more devotional, with deep thoughts about God, which is wonderful, but it's also nice to just read about everyday occurrences, so thank you so much for sharing!