The Nominations Are…

Screenshot 2013-10-17 12.02.52The nomination period of the Christmas Movie Madness has been completed and now the real fun begins. The top 16 movies will be released in the morning for you to be able to start voting on which movie you want to see move on to the second round.

The top seed (#1) will go up against the last seed (#16); #2 will take on #15 and so on.

You can vote one time per day. The more you vote for your favorite movie, the better chance you have of your favorite movie moving on. But don’t just vote for your favorite movie, vote for your favorite in each pairing.

Here are all of the movie nominations that were submitted over the past three weeks. They are in no particular order (or are they?):

White Christmas

Scrooged

Claymation Christmas

A Christmas Carol

Santa Clause Is Coming To Town

The Bishop’s Wife

The Christmas Shoes

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Smokey Mountain Christmas

The Preacher’s Wife

A Charlie Brown Christmas

It’s A Wonderful Life

The Christmas Card

The Polar Express

Mistletoe Over Manhattan

Ebbie

Barbie & A Perfect Christmas

Miracle On 34th Street

While You Were Sleeping

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

A Muppet Christmas Carol

A Christmas Story

The Santa Clause

The Nativity Story

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

Elf

The Christmas Visitor

Jingle All The Way

Frosty The Snowman

Be sure to come back tomorrow morning and see the top 16 movies that made it into the Christmas Movie Madness brackets.

Christmas Music Madness

Back in March of this year, I held a Music March Madness on my blog to correspond with the college basketball “big dance” NCAA Tournament. I asked for nominations from my viewers of their favorite Christian songs. After several weeks of nominations, the brackets were set and the voting began.

One by one, favorite songs fell and others rose until ultimately we crowned “Amazing Grace – My Chains Are Gone” as the champion.

With Christmas right around the corner, I started thinking about what are people’s favorite Christmas songs. So, I have decided to have a Christmas version of my Music March Madness to see what my viewers favorite Christmas songs would be.

Beginning November 12, and going until November 24, you will be able to nominate your favorite Christmas song by visiting my blog and submitting your song. This can be your favorite secular or non-secular song, but you can only nominate one song per day. If you want to nominate the same song each day while the nominations are open, then that is fine by me, or you can nominate a new song each day.

After the nominations are closed, I will tally the votes and the song with the most nominations will be placed in the #1 spot. The song with the least amount of votes will be placed in the #16 spot. #1 will go against #16, #2 will be battle #15 and so on.

On November 26, the brackets will be revealed and the voting will begin. The rounds will be laid out as follows:

  • The Sweet 16: Nov 26th – Dec 1
  • The Elite 8: Dec 3 – Dec 8
  • The Final Four: Dec 10 – Dec 15
  • The Finals: Dec 17 – Dec 22
  • Dec 25: The champion is crowned!

So, quick review – from Nov 12 – Nov 24, you can submit one song per day of your favorite Christmas song (be sure to come back each day). After nominations are closed and tallied, the brackets will be set and the voting will being on Nov 26th. You can then vote for your song one time each day. The song with the most votes will move on to the next round until we have eliminated all of the songs except one – the winner!