Martina McBride - Joy of Christmas ContestMartina McBride - Joy of Christmas Contest

Help us share the Joy of Christmas

Martina McBride
About The "Joy of Christmas" Contest

Cracker Barrel and Martina McBride invite you to nominate a family in need of a little extra Joy this Christmas time for a special weekend getaway to Nashville.

Among the submissions, Cracker Barrel will select five families for the exclusive weekend experience, which includes:

  • Round-trip flights from closest major airport to Nashville
  • Two nights at the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown Hotel (two rooms per family)
  • Tickets to Martina McBride’s show with the Nashville Symphony on November 30, 2018 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center
  • Pre-Show Dinner catered by Cracker Barrel
  • Meet and Greet with Martina McBride
  • One Visa Gift Card (Value $1,000) per family to cover expenses throughout the weekend
  • A custom Cracker Barrel gift basket
Official Rules

Submit Your Video

Submissions end on November 11, 11:59 PM CST. Your video should be between 30-60 seconds in length with a file size below 100 MB and filmed horizontally (landscape format).

Who are you entering for

  • I am a US resident at least 18 years old and the age of majority in my jurisdiction of residence;
  • I have all rights, licenses, and permissions to the material in my entry, including the rights to feature any person depicted therein;
  • I agree to grant to Cracker Barrel an unrestricted transferable right and license, but not obligation, to use my submission for commercial purposes.

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About This Partnership

Cracker Barrel partnered with Martina McBride around the release of her newest album It’s The Holiday Season, a 9-song holiday set released on October 19th 2018. For this album, McBride collaborated with the late Patrick “Pat” Williams who arranged a set of classic Christmas songs with accompaniment from more than 35 world-class musicians at the famed Capitol Studio in Los Angeles and Blackbird Studio in Nashville. This release follows her 1998 multiplatinum White Christmas.

This holiday season also sees the return of McBride’s “The Joy of Christmas Tour.” The limited run will bring the “big band” sound of the new album to life by featuring a local symphony orchestra at each stop.

Find tour dates and tickets

Frequently Asked Questions

Cracker Barrel will review all submissions. The stories featuring the selected winners may be used in video content about the event on November 30th in Nashville and featured on Cracker Barrel’s as well as Martina McBride’s social media channels. The content may also be featured by press and/or media.

We are looking for clips less than 90 seconds of length that show you engaging with the person/family you would like to nominate with your submission. This is a great opportunity to dig through your old and recent photos and videos to create a compelling video that best tells their story.

While we all love a good surprise, in this case you are required to confirm that you have permission from anyone featured or referenced in your submission to use their Persona for this purpose, which means you won’t be able to keep the nomination a secret. We still believe that in case your nominees win, they’ll be just as pleasantly surprised.

You may certainly use audio (and as a matter of fact we encourage voiceovers to tell your story). If you do, please make sure your audio track contains no third-party materials (e.g. music) that you do not own the rights for. For complete details on submissions, see the Official Rules.

I don’t have enough video material, but would really like to submit my story. Can I use photos?

Your submission will need to be in .mp4 video format, but that does not mean that a well-edited compilation of pictures does not make for a compelling submission, so please do go ahead and use your photos.

Your submission will need to be in .mp4 video format, but that does not mean that a well-edited compilation of pictures does not make for a compelling submission, so please do go ahead and use your photos.

Cracker Barrel will contact you if it selects your submission. Cracker Barrel will send you required documents to confirm your entry and eligibility. These documents will need to be executed and returned according to Cracker Barrel's instructions.

The album was released on October 19 nationwide, including all Cracker Barrel stores and online on