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Christmas Music

It's the season for celebrating Jesus' birth! Christmas music starts on Family Life the day after Thanksgiving and continues through Christmas to the end of the year. Rejoice with traditional carols, new songs celebrating the birth of Christ, and many seasonal favorites.  12/26, we'll return to 50% Christmas through New Year's Eve.  We will kick off 2019 with a Day of Praise and return to our regular programming on 1/2/19.

Looking for a more customized listening experience? Try one of two year-round online Christmas music streams. "A Family Life Christmas" combines multiple styles of Christmas music, past and present. "A Peaceful Christmas" plays mostly instrumental, easy listening tunes, and makes wonderful background music during the season. 


Family Hour Specials

It's been our pleasure for the past three decades to present creative and wholesome Christmas programs for the whole family to listen to together. So, turn off the TV, gather the family, and enjoy these classic stories on the Family Hour.

View the condensed Family Hour schedule

Christmas by Injuction
Friday, Dec. 29 at 7:35 PM

Focus on the Family Radio Theatre presents O. Henry’s “Christmas by Injunction." The story takes us back in time to the “gold rush” in the Old West of the United States. O. Henry tells of a prospector who comes into some money and decides to play Santa for his home town. You’ll be warmed by the kindness of one individual as he seeks to bring Christmas to the children.


Online Programs

Stream these beloved theatrical productions from years past, any time you like!



A Christmas Carol
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Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic takes on a fresh flavor in this touching family radio drama from the producers of "Focus on the Family Radio Theatre." True to the original content of Dickens' masterpiece, this presentation vividly contrasts the age-old struggle between earthly gain and eternal treasure. As the stirring story unfolds, you and your family will be challenged anew to examine your own hearts, and re-evaluate where your treasure really is.

Midnight Clear
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Christmas is a joyful time spent with family, but what if you don’t have one? What if Christmas Eve is the anniversary of the worst event in your life? Midnight Clear, written by Jerry Jenkins and distributed in audio by Oasis Audio, has an eclectic cast: A middle-aged man who’s just lost his job; the owner of a run-down gas station having to work the holiday; a lady well past her prime with no reason to live; a mother who'll do anything for her son; and a struggling youth pastor who’s lost his zeal. When the paths of these five intersect, nothing will ever be the same.

The Christmas Shoes
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The Christmas Shoes has become one of the many seasonal favorites on Family Life. It is an extraordinary tale based on the #1 hit single of the same name. The audio book has mesmerized listeners and has captured the hearts of thousands. This Macmillan Audio production is read by Paul Michael and depicts a chance meeting on Christmas Eve of Robert, a successful attorney who has everything in life - and nothing at all, and Nathan, an eight-year-old who is losing his mother to cancer. The Christmas Shoes is a tale of how God’s power can shape and even save our lives.

The Christmas Blessing
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Author Donna VanLiere continues The Christmas Shoes with The Christmas Blessing. Young Nathan Andrews, the child who lost his mother, is now a medical student in his third year. Nathan realizes there are still things to be learned about faith and sacrifice. These are lessons he will learn from a young woman born with a hole in her heart, and from a young boy named Charlie who a lives a life of true courage. The Christmas Blessing, a Macmillan Audio production, is read by Oliver Wyman, and is an inspiring story about hope in the darkest place, and love being the greatest gift.

The Christmas Candle
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In this exciting story by Max Lucado and published by Oasis Audio, The Christmas Candle takes the listener on a journey to a small English village where nothing out of the ordinary ever happens – except at Christmas time. That's when a mysterious angel suddenly appears in a lowly candle maker's shop – when the holy and the human collide in a way that only God could imagine. Glowing bright with a timeless message, The Christmas Candle will warm your heart with a surprising reminder of God's bountiful love. The Christmas Candle is dramatically read by Greg Whalen.


Christmas Flyers

Help share Christ's love this Christmas season with colorful flyers about the special Christmas programming heard over the air.

Fill out the form below to request flyers for your church or local business. Give them to your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family members.

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