With only a few days left until Christmas, you never know who might participate in the Christmas Countdown!

Today’s guests include: Matt Papa, Tiffany Lee (aka Plumb), Dana Jorgenson, and B Haley (Drummer for Toby Mac, member of SuperHerose and the creator of the top-selling t-shirt line in Christian Stores: B It!)

What’s your favorite?

* Christmas food:

Matt Papa

Matt: Chick-fil-a peppermint milkshake

Plumb: Corn pudding

Dana: Turkey

B Haley: My mom’s dressing and chocolate cake

* Christmas tradition:

Matt: Watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Plumb: Cutting down our tree the day after Thanksgiving together at the same farm every year.  It’s a whole day event that sets the bar for the holiday season for our family.

Dana: Christmas Eve – big family get together

B Haley: Christmas in St. Louis

* Christmas carol:

Matt: “O Come O Come Emmanuel”

Plumb: “O Holy Night”

Dana: “Hark the herald angels sing”

* Christmas album:

Matt: Handel’s Messiah by the London symphony

Dana: Michael Buble – Let It Snow

B Haley: TobyMac Diversecity Christmas

* Christmas movie:

Matt: Christmas Vacation

Plumb: It’s A Wonderful Life

Dana: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

B Haley: A Christmas Story

What do you enjoy most about Christmas?

Matt: The music — especially the non-cheesy kind! Most of it is jazz-influenced, intricate, and brilliant!

Plumb: The time spent together as a family, serving others.

Dana: Food and family

B Haley: Giving to others

Share one of your favorite Christmas memories.

Matt: Seeing my wife’s face when she saw a puppy under the tree.

Dana: Our family found a family who was spending Christmas at the hospital with their sick kid. We went out and bought gifts and a whole turkey dinner. We showed up at the hospital and surprised them. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room.

B Haley: When I got my first Snare Drum at the age of 3

B Haley

Are you the type of person who likes to peek at your presents before Christmas morning, or do you hold out?

Matt: Yes, I peek…

Dana: No peeking — the surprise and build up is all the fun!

Plumb: Hold out!  Don’t want to ruin the surprise!!

B Haley: Hold out!

What do you want for Christmas this year?

Matt: To play in the snow with my daughter Paisley

Dana: Well, I got a “new to me” truck this year. So I am hoping for a few things to add to it 🙂

What are you most looking forward to this Christmas?

Matt: Hanging out with my family

Dana: Being home in Canada with family and having a white Christmas.

B Haley: Giving and spending time with my family.

What are your plans for 2012?

Matt: I’ll be heading to India twice, touring with my band, probably recording a new record and taking seminary classes.


Plumb: Like various random New Years’ before me, there is that ‘I want to get in better shape’ deal.  But this time, it’s much different.  My husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes this year – so we are on a pretty intense health regimen in how we eat and exercise.  2012 holds a goal of a new kind of healthy for our family.

Dana: I have lots of tours and travel booked for 2012. Most importantly, I am excited to become a first time dad this spring! 🙂

B Haley: To do everything better than 2011…to B ALL that God has called me to B!