Gingerbread houses and German goodies are the plan for the 14th day in the countdown.
Add some holiday cheer to your day with the Countdown to Christmas. Each day features a Christmas carol, gift ideas, a Bible verse and devotional, a recipe to try and the holiday TV schedule for the day. There are even extra goodies thrown in here and there!
Merry Christmas (or, as they say in the Norwegian language, God Jul!)
Bible Verse of the Day
Proverbs 8:32 (TNIV)
- 32 Now then, my children, listen to me;
blessed are those who keep my ways.
Jesus said that we are to love one another as He loves us. That would be keeping his Ways. It should be easy enough, but we struggle with it sometimes. Today make a commitment to show everyone you meet the love of Christ through word or through deed.
"Little Drummer Boy" - by Green River Ordinance from the album, A Green River Ordinance Christmas.
Perry LaHaie, Moody Radio Host and singer/songwriter whose new CD will be out in February 2013, shares some of his Christmas favorites ...
- Favorite Christmas carol - It's actually a narration by Paul Harvey called "The Man and the Birds." You can check it out on YouTube.
- Favorite Christmas TV special and/or movie - The Nativity and A Christmas Story
- Favorite Christmas goodie - Chocolate covered peanut butter balls!
- Favorite Christmas tradition - Going to Pizza Hut with all of our extended family on Christmas eve.
- Christmas memory that stands out the most - One Christmas eve, as I drove home to Northern Michigan in a driving snowstorm, my imagination was captured by what it might have been like for the shepherds on the night Jesus was born. As I battled my way north through the snow drifts forming on I-75, the song "Glory to God" was born; a song written from the perspective of one of those shepherds who witnessed that holy night and how that night changed his life forever.
Fans of Christian music will love the variety found on WOW Hits 2013 from 39 of the top artists in the genre.
WOW Hits 2013 Track List:Disc 1:
- Courageous - Casting Crowns
- 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) - Matt Redman
- Overcome - Jeremy Camp
- Blessings - Laura Story
- My Hope Is in You - Aaron Shust
- I Lift My Hands - Chris Tomlin
- The Hurt & the Healer - MercyMe
- Forgiveness - Matthew West
- We Are - Kari Jobe
- Live Like That - Sidewalk Prophets
- Fall Apart - Josh Wilson
- Angel By Your Side - Francesca Battistelli
- Trust in Jesus - Third Day
- Do Everything - Steven Curtis Chapman
- Someone Worth Dying For - Mikeschair
- Only a Mountain - Jason Castro
- Love Come to Life - Big Daddy Weave
- Carry Me to the Cross - Kutless
- Free - Dara Maclean
- God's Not Dead (Like a Lion) - Newsboys
- Me Without You - tobyMac
- Where I Belong - Building 429
- All This Time - Britt Nicole
- Lift Me Up - The Afters
- Busted Heart (Hold On to Me) - For KING & COUNTRY
- Hold Me - Jamie Grace featuring tobyMac
- Strong Enough to Save - Tenth Avenue North
- He Said - Group 1 Crew featuring Chris August)
- Center of It - Chris August
- Good Morning - Mandisa featuring tobyMac)
- One Day Too Late - Skillet
- The Redeemer - Sanctus Real
- The Light in Me - Brandon Heath
- Make a Move - Royal Tailor
- Banner of Love - Luminate
- When Mercy Found Me - Rhett Walker Band
- Let Me Feel You Shine - David Crowder Band
- Down - Mat Kearney
- Feel It in Your Heart - Abandon
If you're planning on making a gingerbread house this year, Stephanie Gallagher, our Guide to Cooking for Kids, shares eight really cute completed houses (complete with what ingredients she used) to help give you some great ideas for decorating.
If you are looking for a taste of Germany, Jennifer McGavin, our Guide to German Food, shares several recipes for German Christmas Treats that are sure to please.
Christmas TV - December 14, 2012
- The Polar Express
- The Year Without a Santa Claus
- Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
- Disney Pixar's Toy Story
- The Christmas List
- White Christmas
- Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
- Yes, Virginia
- The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf's Story
- Eloise at Christmastime
- A Bride for Christmas
- Celebrity Holiday Homes
- Holly's Holiday
- Undercover Christmas
- Blake Shelton's Not-so-Family Christmas
- Mary of Nazareth