Black Friday or Bless Friday? Five Gospel Goodies for Your Shopping List
By Friday, the Thanksgiving turkey will likely be decimated down to its giblets, but the shopping season will be sprinting out of the gate. You’ve got so much to do, just thinking about starting that list is enough to give you a headache. Add to that a tight holiday budget, and gift-giving sounds like a chore. Have no fear! Here's a list of affordable gospel music goodies that will take the guesswork out of your Christmas list.
1. "Perfect Gift" DVD/CD
American Idol alum Ruben Studdard stars in this holiday film about a father who learns the hard way that the greatest gift he can give his family is himself. At just $10.99 on Amazon.com, get the DVD plus bonus CD of songs from the movie.
2. A Mary Mary Christmas album
One of gospel music's biggest duos doesn't disappoint with A Mary Mary Christmas, a blend of holiday tunes from classic to churchy, and everything in between.
3. Say Amen, Somebody documentary
Hailed by Rolling Stone, Time magazine and Roger Ebert, Say Amen, Somebody explores the lives of some of gospel music's pioneers through interviews, photos and live performances. The bonus version includes a 15-song soundtrack of music from the DVD.
4. VaShawn Deluxe Edition CD/DVD
VaShawn Mitchell releases the Deluxe Edition of his hit album just in time for Christmas. Grab it for just $10 at Amazon.com and you'll get the original CD, a 5-song live performance DVD, interviews and the concept video of his hit single, "Nobody Greater."
5. Veggie Tales The Little Drummer Boy DVD
Junior Asparagus stars as The Little Drummer Boy, a lonely child who finds the true meaning of Christmas when he stumbles upon the birth of the baby Jesus. That may not seem like much to you, but the kids in your life will go bananas-- or veggies-- over it. Just $12 at Amazon and it includes special bonus content and activities.