Credit: Illustration by Wetpaint Entertainment (Original Source: ABC) Photo: Countdown to The Bachelor Season 16 Premiere: Five More Days!

Dump the 12 days of Christmas on a glacier. It’s time for the five days of The Bachelor.

Ben Flajnik’s Season 16 love quest begins less than a week from today, on Monday, Jan. 2. You only have five days to make a pre-season choice for your favorite bachelorettes — and see if your picks match our early favorites or Chris Harrison’s five ladies to watch

If you need to see more shots of the ladies in action, check out these photo galleries:

And if you want more intel on Chris' picks, check out these video bios: