December 15 – 1 PM – White Christmas (26:00) White Christmas, composed by Irving Berlin, and sung so memorably by Bing Crosby in the movie by the same name, is familiar to many. It’s definitely a song for the season, but for more reasons than you may realize. And Carter Conlon, pastor of Times Square Church in New York, will take you deeper into its meaning as he digs into the Word of God in “White Christmas: A Closer Look.”
December 15 – 1:28 PM – Because of Bethlehem (28:00) Max Lucado loves Christmas! Because somewhere, someone will ask the Christmas questions, and the answers Max shares are sure to give us all hope! And in this special, Max, the master story-teller, tells stories from his childhood, his family, his life—stories to draw the listener to the Christ of Christmas … in a narrative drama whose characters will take you to the biblical scene: With Mary and Joseph as the innkeeper turns them away, in the temple court when Herod demands a search for the baby Jesus, as Simeon makes his way through the crowds of Jerusalem to see Jesus! And the question: “Would you let Jesus love you?”
December 21 – 2 PM – Christmas In America (1:55:00) This year’s episode of Christmas In America begins in 1783. This is the year that George Washington came home for Christmas. The year America’s first Commander in Chief reaches the front door of his home in Mt. Vernon, keeping a promise he had made to his wife Martha that he would be home in time for Christmas Dinner.
December 21 – 5 PM – Christmas Stories (55:00) Focus on the Family is inviting your listeners to recall their own tales and traditions in their latest radio special simply called, “Christmas Stories.” Jim Daly and John Fuller host favorite guests like Bill and Pam Farrell, Julie Barnhill and Phil and Kay Robertson about their favorite Christmas memories. (And yes—you’ll hear about the Robertson’s recipe for cooked squirrel!).
December 22 – 12 PM – The Holy Spirit of Christmas (55:00) The decorated tree. Beautifully wrapped gifts. Bountiful meals. We enjoy all this at Christmas often without considering what preceded the final glorious presentation. In some ways, the same is true of the nativity story. The arrival of Jesus is our rightful focus . . . but what transpired before that event to bring it to accomplishment? Join Charles Morris in “the Holy Spirit of Christmas” as he uniquely explains the work of the Holy Spirit in delivering the Father’s special present to the world. Also featured are Pastor Costi Hinn and musician Laura Story.
December 22 – 1 PM – One Perfect Life (50:00) One Perfect Life by John MacArthur is the setting for the story of Jesus Christ in the very words of Scripture, blending all four Gospels in a harmonized life of Christ in this Christmas special. From heralding the birth of John the Baptist and the astounding announcement from the angel Gabriel to Mary of the coming birth of Christ and culminates in Jesus last hours on the Cross, His death, burial and resurrection as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
December 24 – 1 PM – A Christmas Carol (1:40:00) It’s Christmas Eve so it is time for the 3-part special from the Charles Dickens classic. This special provides a way to bring this classic to your family, your children, and grandchildren to bring a message that defines the spirit of the season of Christ’s birth—of His loving compassion.