News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 23, 2012

‘12 Gifts of Christmas’ celebrates with song, stories, comedy

News Release

TERRE HAUTE — This holiday season NCM Fathom Events, 12 Gifts and New Life bring the meaning, the magic and the music of Christmas to life with “12 Gifts of Christmas,” a one-night cinematic event at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at Showplace 12, 3153 S. Third Place in Terre Haute.

Hosted by Lisa Whelchel of CBS’ “Survivor: Philippines” and “The Facts of Life,” the event features special musical performances from Grammy award-winning artists Steven Curtis Chapman and Laura Story as well as personal and inspirational stories from speakers Patsy Clairmont, Luci Swindoll, Marilyn Meberg, Mary Beth Chapman and comedienne Anita Renfroe. Illusionist Harris III will also demonstrate the magic of Christmas, taking audiences on a magical journey as he transforms the setting into a holiday wonderland. The event is pre-recorded live from the “12 Gifts of Christmas” tour stops in St. Louis and Tulsa, Okla., on Dec. 1 and 2.

 Tickets for “12 Gifts of Christmas” are available at participating theater box offices and online at

“The ‘12 Gifts of Christmas’ tour is truly going to be a fun and faith-filled event for the whole family,” Whelchel said. “I will be hosting this evening and my hope is that it will launch the festivities of your holiday and ground them in the celebration of the birth of Christ. Gather your whole family and enjoy the show.”

Presented by NCM Fathom Events, 12 Gifts and New Life, “12 Gifts of Christmas” uniquely tells the story of Christmas in a variety of ways while entertaining, teaching and engaging the entire family, from toddlers to grandparents. Audiences should leave this event feeling inspired and reminded of the true meaning of Christmas and all of its incredible gifts.