Category Archives: A Family Life Christmas

Listen to Family Life’s special Christmas programming.

A Christmas Carol – Part 03



Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic takes on a fresh flavor in this touching family radio drama from the producers of “Adventures in Odyssey.” 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.


A Christmas Carol – Part 02



Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic takes on a fresh flavor in this touching family radio drama from the producers of “Adventures in Odyssey.” 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.


A Christmas Carol – Part 01



Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic takes on a fresh flavor in this touching family radio drama from the producers of “Adventures in Odyssey.” 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.


History Live – The Messiah Report



The Middle East.  Political unrest… an oppressive government… heavy taxation… violent radical factions seeking the government’s overthrow… and   freedom threatened by a foreign government because of a religious culture that refuses to bow to outside pressure to conform. It’s a picture that could be cut from today’s news clippings of the Middle East.   But this is a picture more than 2000 years old… the picture of Israel at the birth of its Messiah, Yeshua bar Joseph… the birth of Jesus, the Christ.  History Live – The Messiah Report brings the reality of late breaking news to the troubled, exciting and revolutionary time of birth of the Son of God.  We join real people, in a real place and time as they watch prophecy unfold before their eyes.  The past becomes the present as Family Life presents History Live – The Messiah Report as part of the Family Hour


All Is Well



This is a classic work by Frank Peretti. All is Well is the story of a little girl in a single-parent home.  She wants so desperately to make some money so that her mother won’t feel badly about not having a good Christmas.  She tries to sell older odds and ends to the neighbors, but they’re not interested in buying until one man changes everything.  You’d better have the tissue box handy when listening to this story!  All is Well can be heard as part of the Family Hour


Joy To The World



Everyone knows Christmas Carols, but not everyone knows the stories behind them. Mr. Jacobs and the Kids Corner kids are getting ready to go out into the neighborhood and spread some Christmas cheer, and a new visitor has come to join them!  It’s Joy’s cousin, Noel, but she’s not so sure there’s much joy in the world, or peace on earth for that matter. Join us as Mr. Jacobs explains what the Bible has to say about these things and more!


The Christmas Blessing



Author Donna VanLiere captured listeners’ hearts with her beloved Christmas novel, The Christmas Shoes.  Now the story continues in The Christmas Blessing with young Nathan Andrews, who was the child who lost his mother to cancer.  Now a medical student in his third year, Nathan realizes there are still things to be learned about faith, blessings, and sacrifice.  Lessons he will learn from Meghan Sullivan – a young woman born with a hole in her heart that nevertheless hasn’t prevented her from becoming a champion runner – and from a young boy named Charlie who teaches Nathan how to live a life of true courage.  The Christmas Blessing, an Macmillan Audio production, is read by Oliver Wyman.  It’s an inspiring story about hope existing in the darkest place, and how love is always the greatest gift of all.


The Christmas Shoes



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 unforgettable heartwarming song by NewSong instantly soared to the top of the charts some years ago.  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 beloved mother to cancer.  The Christmas Shoes is a tale of how God’s power can shape and even save our lives


A Marriage Carol



Adapted from the Moody Publishers title by Chris Fabry and Gary Chapman, A Marriage Carol is a drama for Family Life created by Moody Radio. The story follows Marlee and Jacob, a couple on their way to sign divorce papers.  But a snow storm spins their car across the ice, and the collision that follows puts everything on ice. The powerful drama is a must listen for those whose marriage is facing an uncertain future.  It will bring both tears and joy to the listener.  It has become a Family Life Christmas favorite.


Midnight Clear



Christmas is a joyful time spent with family, but what if you don’t have family?  What if Christmas Eve is the anniversary of the worst event that’s ever happened 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 young son; and a struggling youth pastor who’s lost his zeal.  On this one night the paths of these five will intersect and nothing will ever be the same!  Listen and hear how seemingly small gestures can sometimes mean the difference between life and death.