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Countdown to Christmas 2012 - Day 7


Today, as we count down the hours to the weekend, Psalm 36:6-8 reminds us that God's goodness is enough and all of the "stuff" really doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things.

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 Germany, Frohe Weihnachten!)

Bible Verse of the Day

A river in France
Jean-Pierre Pieuchot / Getty Images

Psalm 36:6-8 (ERV)

    6 Your goodness is higher than the highest mountains. Your fairness is deeper than the deepest ocean. Lord, you protect people and animals. 7 Nothing is more precious than your loving kindness. All people can find protection close to you. 8 They get strength from all the good things in your house. You let them drink from your wonderful river.

Why do you suppose we have such a hard time being like David? Why can't we be satisfied with the blessings that God has given us instead of always wanting more and more material things?

Free Song of the Day

Irish Tenors - Irish Tenors Christmas
Razor & Tie

The free download of the day (courtesy of Amazon.com) is the beautiful "Hark The Herald Angels Sing" from Irish Tenors.

Gift Idea of the Day

David Phelps - Classic
Gaither Music

David Phelps is one of the best tenors in Southern Gospel and his 2012 release, Classic, shows it off in a big way. Classical "high church" songs are delivered with a touch of southern gospel, making this a winner for fans of both genres.

Classic Track List:

  1. Panis Angelicus
  2. Joyful, Joyful
  3. O Mio Babbino Caro
  4. The Dream
  5. You'll Never Walk Alone
  6. What a Wonderful World
  7. Agnus Dei
  8. Morning Has Broken / Morning Chorus (Medley)
  9. Donna Non Vidi Mai
  10. The Lord's Prayer
  11. Bring Him Home
  12. America the Beautiful / God Bless America (Medley)
  13. Goin' Home
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Family Movie of the Day

A Christmas Story
Warner Home Video

A Christmas Story (1983)

"You'll shoot your eye out" is what poor Ralphie hears every single time he shares his biggest Christmas dream, a Red Ryder repeating BB gun.

Holiday Tip of the Day

Holiday Shopping
Tim Whitby / Getty Images

Christmas shopping doesn't have to mean breaking the bank. Miriam Caldwell, our Guide to Money in Your 20s, shares some budgeting tips that are great for all ages.

Recipe of the Day

Pumpkin Scones
Lindsey Goodwin, About.com Guide to Coffee / Tea

In under 30 minutes, you can have freshly baked Pumpkin Scones. What's not to love?

Christmas TV - December 7, 2012

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
Walt Disney Pictures

ABC Family

  • Elf
  • Disney's A Christmas Carol
  • The Santa Clause
  • The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • 12 Dates of Christmas


  • The Christmas Heart
  • Santa, Jr.


  • Holiday Spin

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