My son did a countdown for me a couple years ago, it calculates right down to the second, I though you might enjoy seeing it like I do. I'll try to get on and post at least once a day. This is in US Central time.
Today is Friday, November 14, 2008. We have 41 days until Christmas!
We have 970 hours until Christmas!
We have 58182 minutes until Christmas!
We have 3490889 seconds until Christmas!