It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! What better way to ring in the holiday season with Mariah Carey’s brand new Christmas CD, Merry Christmas II You
The CD has garnered some great reviews, including a 4- out of 5-star album review from Entertainment Weekly. Mariah’s song, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is a perennial Christmas favourite, and it’s here on her new CD, updated in an “Extra Festive” version that will have you singing along as you deck the halls.
In honour of Merry Christmas II You, we’re giving away one amazing Mariah Carey music prize pack. You can enter for your chance to win the extra festive, Mariah Carey Merry Christmas II You Uber Box Set! This awesome collector’s box set makes the perfect gift for the music lover in your life, and includes a Mariah scrapbook, holiday butterfly ornament, gift tags, and the Merry Christmas II You CD, all in a beautiful holiday gift box.
Follow @chaptersindigo on Twitter and look out for the “Re-tweet to Win” phrase with the contest hashtag #MariahIIYou, beginning at noon on Wednesday, December 1st.*
If you’re like me, December 1st means it’s time to start all that holiday baking. This year, I’ll be singing along to Merry Christmas II You and trying out Mariah’s very own Holiday Cookie recipe:
Mariah Carey's 'Merry Christmas II You' Cookies
Serves 4 dozen
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon of lemon zest
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cream butter, gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, milk, vanilla and lemon zest. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Chill for easy handling. Roll out dough to 1/8" thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut dough into festive holiday shapes with floured cookie cutters. Bake on a cookie sheet in a preheated 350-degree (Fahrenheit) oven for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Decorate with icing and green and red sprinkles.
Place cookies on a plate beside the Christmas tree with a tall glass of milk for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve!
Check out Mariah’s video for the catchy Christmas hit, “Oh Santa”:
*Want a chance to win the Mariah Carey Merry Christmas II You Uber Box Set? We're giving away 1 prize pack in a random draw on Twitter beginning at noon (EST) December 1, 2010 through noon (EST) December 2, 2010. Follow @ChaptersIndigo on Twitter and stay tuned for details for your chance to win this awesome prize pack. See the rules and regulations for contest details & eligibility.