HM Makes Special Christmas Issue Available for Free: No Subscription Needed, For a Limited Time

Special Issue includes Gift Guide, New Columns and Expanded LIFEstyle section.

Austin, TX – For the first time in its history, HM Magazine is making their annual Christmas issue FREE via the internet.  Traditionally, only subscribers have received the special Christmas issue which features HM’s unique brand of editorial, commentary and reviews along with a “Christmas Gift Guide” with images, text and links along with a special “Dear Mom, This is what I really want for Christmas” checklist form for readers to pass along to their favorite gift givers complete with listings of featured products and websites.

For a limited time, this special issue of HM Magazine is available FREE online at HM’s regular subscription price is $6 for 12 issues per year.

 This issue is the first to see HM’s popular LIFEstyle section expand from one to four pages to spotlight new sections which include:

  • Music Gear (NAMM)
  • Gadgets/Mobile
  • Comics/Graphic Novels and Books
  • DVD/Film

Each featured item in the LIFEstyle section links to the creator’s web page. See this issue via the link above for the expanded features.

This special Christmas issue features editorial on  In The Midst of Lions; MUTEMATH; John Mark McMillan; Leigh Nash; As I Lay Dying; Theocracy; Advent; Altars; Manic Drive; Greeley Estates; Run Kid Run; The Great Commission; Manafest; Family Force 5; Kiros; Behold the Kingdom; Close Your Eyes; and Damien Deadson. The Live Report recaps the 2011 ACL Festival. The issue’s cover has a “Christmas from The Matrix” feel.

About HM Magazine
Formed in 1985, HM ( has been often called the Rolling Stone of the Christian market, covering Christian themes in music, books, movies and more while living a Christian life in the pop culture environment. HM has thrived for 26 years by being ahead of trends, and listening to their subscribers and members. In 2011, the publication made the transition to the all-digital magazine format, fully embracing the “digi-magazine” it started in 2007. What other media outlets provided coverage to artists like P.O.D., Living Sacrifice, Underoath, As I Lay Dying, Sixpence None the Richer, or Sufjan Stevens before they were signed?  With 115,000 uniques per month on the web site, from alternative and indie rock to punk and metal; from Bob Dylan to P.O.D., HM has earned the respect of its readers by caring enough to offer honest reviews, the latest news, and commentary on Christian living in our media savvy, internet wired, social media frenzied, entertainment driven pop-culture. HM Magazine is part of the FrontGate Media group.

About FrontGate Media
FrontGate Media ( is the largest culture-engaged media group & marketing service reaching the faith and family values audience which represents $4.6 billion worth of Christian products purchased by consumers annually according to USA Today. The firm is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2011. The FrontGate Media group provides reach to more than 15 million email subscribers, 25 million monthly page views, and 600,000+ at annual events. The media group is #1 in reach to several consumer and leadership demographics in the faith and family values audience including entertainment fans, music fans, church musicians and worship leaders, youth leaders and youth group students, and political conservatives. The company plays a key role in the success of movie studios, non-profit organizations, publishers and authors, record labels and artists and more seeking “creative & emerging media” outlets.

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Lori Lenz – FrontGate Media


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