December 18 – 12 PM – Christmas In The Beginning (55:00) Did Christmas begin in the First Century? Or does it have deeper roots before Christ’s birth? Join Charles Morris for a Christmas special called “Christmas in the Beginning” as he explores the promises and events found in the Old Testament pointing to the coming of Jesus—the most wonderful gift of all. Interspersed with music and featuring stories from Lee Strobel, Joni Eareckson Tada, Admiral Barry Black, Sally Lloyd-Jones & Randall Goodgame. The program will offer listeners hope and perspective during the season that is truly all about Jesus.

December 18 – 1 PM – Christmas Stories (60:00) Join Jim Daly and John Fuller for Christmas Stories. You’ll hear from a wide variety of guests including Kathi Lipp who shares tips for getting organized for the holidays, plus Phil Vischer on how Christmas became what it is today. Be sure to listen to this entire special to help you prepare for and enjoy the holiday season.

December 24 – 9 AM – The Official Average Boy Christmas Special  (28:00)  Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year! With gift-giving (and receiving!) and tree-hunting with his dad, Average Boy stays busy . . . and finds a way to get into trouble. A pesky raccoon, Bob’s dog, and visiting cousins add to the zaniness. You’ll laugh at the holiday antics as you’re reminded of the true Reason for the season.

December 24 – 2 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. Charles Dickens was just 12 years old when he saw firsthand the devastating effects of child labor.  He never forgot those images.  In 1843 he wrote a pamphlet titled: “An Appeal to the People of England, on Behalf of the Poor Man’s Child.”  It became the story of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”  Focus on the Family brings to life the story of miserly Scrooge who in one momentous night is confronted by his own lack of compassion—and given the opportunity to change not only his life but others too!  It’s a message that defines the spirit of the season of Christ’s birth, of His loving compassion!