Mike Wilson and Ray Schurr from the Christian rock band 39 Stripes are helping The Sound Opinion countdown the days until Christmas! For more about 39 Stripes, please visit www.thirtyninestripes.com

Lead singer Mike Wilson shares his favorites things about this season!

* Favorite Christmas Food:  Homemade eggs benedict Christmas morning!

* Christmas Tradition: We put up and decorate our tree on “black Friday.” We also make homemade cookies every year!

* Christmas Carol: “O Holy Night”

* Christmas Album: Bing Crosby or Josh Groban

* Christmas Movie:  “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” and “Scrooged” with Bill Murray are both up there. Obviously, “Charlie Brown Christmas,” ” How The Grinch Stole Christmas”-original, are classics!

* What do you enjoy most about Christmas?  Being with family! The smell of the tree, comfort food, nativity scenes, advent Sundays at church…it is my FAVORITE holiday season! Thank you Jesus!

 * Have you ever peeked at your presents before Christmas morning?  When I was a kid I was practically a surgeon with an exacto knife around Christmas. Mom and Dad if you read this…Chris made me do it! 😉

Bass player Ray Schurr shares his Christmas favorites!

* Favorite Christmas Food: Smoked Ham

* Christmas Tradition: Opening presents on Christmas Eve

* Christmas Carol: “Jingle Bell Rock”

* Christmas Album: Bing Crosby “White Christmas”

* Christmas Movie: “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”

* What do you enjoy most about Christmas? Seeing my family happy

* Have you ever peeked at your presents before Christmas morning? Oh yeah! When I was 12 years old, I got the Monopoly game. J