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Countdown to Christmas 2012 - Day 5


Personally, I that that Newworldson should release a Christmas album. I have no doubt that it would be at the top of my recommendations list - just like their three releases have been at the top of my playlist since day one.

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 Croatian language, Sretan Bozic!)

Bible Verse of the Day

David Luiz rejoices after scoring
Shaun Botterill / Getty Images

Philippians 4:4 (NASB)

    4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!

Some folks call today "hump day" because Wednesday is the day we get over the hump and head toward the weekend. I call it a day to rejoice. Think about it - people rejoice over so many things ... little things like winning at a game or sporting event, getting a raise or promotion, finding a great sale price on something they want to buy and big things like new babies in the family or disease being beaten. But how often do you rejoice over the fact that you woke up? Today, I ask you to take a moment to rejoice over the fact that God has given you another day to enjoy life.

Christmas Carol of the Day

Jason Gray - Christmas Stories: Repeat the Sounding Joy
Centricity Music

"I Will Find a Way (The Song of Emmanuel)" - Jason Gray from the album, Christmas Stories: Repeat the Sounding Joy

Free Song of the Day

Tis The Season To Be Gotee Too
The free download of the day (courtesy of Amazon.com) is "Carol of the Bells" by Capital Kings. It is found on this year's 'Tis The Season To Be Gotee Too.

Family Movie of the Day

The Family Man
Universal Pictures

The Family Man (2000)

Jack Campbell (Nicolas Cage) is a rich Wall Street executive who wakes up on Christmas morning to find that he's living someone else's life, complete with a wife and two kids.

Gift Idea of the Day

Newworldson - Rebel Transmission
Platinum Pop

Rebel Transmission is for Christian music fans who aren't fans of staying in the box. The third release from Newworldson is top-notch and mixes serious lyrics with a great playful sound.

Rebel Transmission Track List:

  1. Radio Ghost Town
  2. Homeless Child
  3. Learning to Be the Light
  4. 5, 6, 7, 8
  5. Old Time Religion
  6. Today
  7. Sweet Grace
  8. Selah
  9. Son of Man
  10. Southern Cross
  11. Shake Holy Spirit

Holiday Tip of the Day

John Block / Getty Images

Old wool sweaters with frayed cuffs or stretched out necks can get new life with this easy DIY fashion idea. Your new mittens can be personalized with any design you like and these make great from the heart gifts.

Recipe of the Day

Venezuelan Chicken Pot Pie
Marian Blazes, About.com Guide to South American Food

I've always loved pot pies and it is possible that Polvorosa de Pollo (Venezuelan Chicken Pot Pie) is one of my new favorites. A mixture of savory and sweet, the flavors blend perfectly and make it well worth the time it takes to prepare it.

Christmas TV - December 5, 2012

Polar Express - DVD

ABC Family


  • Beethoven's Christmas Adventure


  • Naughty or Nice
  • Hitched for the Holidays

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