Why I love Christmas

    Leo, age 4, explains why he loves Christmas and why he would give the gift of a chicken.

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      [Video] Water is life for every child

      Kris Allen, host of this year's True Spirit of Christmas Tour, shares his perspective on the life-changing impacts of clean water.

      "...For some of us, giving a goat or a chicken might make sense because that is something that is tangible. But clean water can provide life for those things..."

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        [VIDEO] The miracle of clean water

         

        Kris Allen, host of the 2012 True Spirit of Christmas Tour, met a Kenyan mother whose family has benefited from a World Vision clean water project in her area. Where drought once caused extreme hardship, there is now new life.

        "Every time I open the tap and see clean water come out, my heart is full of joy," says the mother. "I never believed that we could get such a thing."

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          [Video] Meet Kenya's newest goat herder

          We asked whether you wanted to see Kris Allen herd goats -- or feed goats.

          You voted -- and Kris is Kenya's newest goat herder.

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            [Video] Why alpacas make the perfect gift

            Juliette, age 4, shares why she loves Christmas -- and why she would give an alpaca out of the World Vision Gift Catalog.

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            Has Juliet convinced you that alpacas make the perfect gift?

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              [Video] The 'new' sustainable gift

              Yesterday, we introduced you to Mary, a woman who tragically lost everything in a flood. Goats from the World Vision Gift Catalog were a vital part of her regaining hope and stability in her life.

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                [Video] I thank God that someone has remembered me from afar

                Mary and her family lost everything in a flood: possessions, livestock, and their home.

                "I do not take it for granted getting to December. Making it to a new year. It is by God's grace."

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                Things changed for Mary when she received goats through the World Vision Gift Catalog.

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                  [Video] Would you rather…

                  We asked -- and you answered.

                  We asked you to take a vote on our Facebook page: Would rather see Kris Allen carry chicken feed on his head, or play soccer with the kids in Kenya?

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                  You voted to see Kris Allen play soccer with the kids in Kenya! Watch him play a pick-up game:

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