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Countdown to Christmas 2012 - Day 20

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It's December 20th and that means that it is time to finalize the Christmas dinner menu!

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!

Bible Verse of the Day

The Bible story of the birth of Jesus and the Wise Men.

Christmas Carol of the Day - "Mary's Little Boy Child" - Mandisa

Mandisa - It's Christmas Angel Edition
Sparrow Records

This beautiful song comes to us from Mandisa's 2012 Christmas release, It's Christmas (Christmas Angel Edition).

Sharing Christmas

Todd Ballard
Todd Ballard Music

Worship leader Todd Ballard shares some of his Christmas favorites ...

  • Favorite Christmas carol - O Holy Night
  • Favorite Christmas TV special and/or movie - Rudolph - old school!
  • Favorite Christmas goodie - My Mom's pecan pie.
  • Favorite Christmas tradition - Taking communion with the family.
  • Christmas memory that stands out the most - Five years ago on December 8 we had our first child. I remember thinking that Christmas that it would be impossible to have a better gift!

Holiday Tip of the Day

On My Way To School - AfricAid and Losinoni Primary School
AfricAid

Did you know that there are several companies out there that give back? Joanne Fritz, our Guide to Nonprofit Charitable Orgs, shares several companies that make donations every time you shop with them or are charitable organizations themselves. (This can be used for shopping occasions other than Christmas.)

Christmas Dinner - Menu

Roasted Lemon Chicken
Linda Larsen, About.com Guide to Busy Cooks

It's that time again - December 20th, time to finalize the dinner menu plans for Christmas dinner. I believe that this is one of my favorite meals to cook during the year. While it takes a lot of time and effort, seeing the faces of my loved ones around the table, enjoying the food and the company, makes it worth it and then some!

Appetizers:

Soup Course

Entree

Sides

Vegetables

Bread

Desserts

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