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“Black Friday”

cart.pngIf you’re like me, you are probably just about to go crazy after all of the “Black Friday” ads on TV today. The parade this morning was out of control. It was like a 3 hour commercial with a little parade mixed in occasionally. If you’re headed out in the morning or just making your own list and checking it twice, below are my recommendations for Christmas gifts this year. I’ve personally tested each one. They are lead free and will make great gifts. I highly recommend them all. Happy hunting!

1. “Iris to Iris” by Building 429. Might be my favorite CD this year. Can’t get enough of it.

2. “Remedy” by David Crowder Band. Ranks right next to “Iris to Iris”.

3. “Quiet Strength” by Tony Dungy. Best book I have ever read.

4. “When the Game is Over” by John Ortberg. Classic Ortberg book.

5. “All That is Within Me” by Mercyme. Not their best, but it’s Mercyme!

6. “Glory Revealed” by Various Artists. Another one of the best this year.

7. “The Pursuit of Happyness” with Will Smith on DVD. Incredible movie.

8. “Father Knows Best” by Wendell Jamison. A very entertaining book for dads with kids who have questions.

9. “Daughtry” by Daughtry. Excellent debut album from the former American Idol star.

10. “3:16” by Max Lucado. Had to sneak Max in here somewhere.

Other recommendations -“Ultimate Hits” by Garth Brooks, “The Altar & the Door” by Casting Crowns, “The Blessing” by John Waller, “This Moment” by Steven Curtis Chapman, “Sex God” by Rob Bell, “Facing Your Giants” by Max Lucado, “Portable Sounds” by Tobymac and “See the Morning” by Chris Tomlin.

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Comments · 7

  • momlovesbeingathome · November 23, 2007

    Great ideas! We weren’t home this morning so we taped the parade and watched it this evening once we got home. It was three hours long and it took us 52 minutes to watch the parts we were interested in and fast forward the rest! You’re right – there were WAY too many commercials!

  • Hope · November 23, 2007

    My friend has disappeared to New York for Black Friday. Something she does every year. I asked her why it’s called “Black” friday. She had no clue. I’ve never been shopping in the States, yes that’s right – there is one Canadian who’s never been south of the border to shop. Do you know where the Black Friday tag comes from? I’m so curious.

  • Troy · November 23, 2007

    It’s black Friday because it is when many retail stores first make a profit for the year. Black as in Profit, verse red as debt.

  • Troy · November 23, 2007

    I guess I should of added, it’s kind of is an assumption or a theory, and really isn’t the case with most companies, but that is were the name came from.

  • Aaron · November 23, 2007

    I didn’t even know that! I worked in retail for a short time once and I just guessed it was because all the people in the store hated working that day. It was always a train wreck and no fun to be there. Thanks for the 4-1-1 Troy!

  • Hope · November 23, 2007

    Thanks for the education! I’ll let my friends no.

  • Rindy · November 24, 2007

    Hmmm….let’s see…I already have about 1/2 of your suggestions…guess great minds think alike!! 😉

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