Category Archives: A Family Life Christmas

Listen to Family Life’s special Christmas programming.

Christmas Day at Kirkby Cottage



Written by Anthony Trollope in the 1800s, this love story, or as we would call today, a romantic comedy, has the tone and feel of Jane Austin’s “Pride & Prejudice”. The Christmas theme provides not only a charming background of holly and ivy and seasonal cheer, but also forms the heart of the story. Enjoy the thrill of young love as you listen to Christmas Day at Kirkby Cottage.


The Gift of the Magi



An offering from Focus on the Family for its Radio Theatre, this short story by O. Henry tells of two struggling newlyweds who each sell the one thing that they hold most dear in order to purchase the other a Christmas gift.  Brought to stage by the Family Life Performing Arts Department a few years ago, this story of sacrificial love is indeed a classic.


Nine Months in Nazareth



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Enjoy this “radio present” from the folks at Focus on the Family as they creatively retell the story of the very first Christmas. Most people are probably familiar with details given in Luke 2, but there may be a few parts of that story that haven’t been considered before. Nine Months in Nazareth is told by a shepherd named Eliazer. He gives insightful looks at the people involved with that first Christmas and the issues that they faced in the months leading up to the birth of the baby Jesus.


Candle in the Window



This is a production from Lamplighter Theater. Candle in the Window is the story of Tully who wants more than anything to make his teacher smile. But no one knows that Miss Ravenstow is trying to escape the pain from her past. No one that is, except for Todd the mailman, who holds in his hands something far more valuable than a special delivery. This Christmas the entire family can be inspired with a story that makes love real, that brings hope home that points us all to the Light of the World.


The Unlikely Wisemen



Meet a man who died long before he truly lived. Robert Redfern is successful in businessman, but when it comes to family he says, “Love leads to loss and loneliness, and unless you’re strong enough to overcome it, it will ruin you…bankrupt you!” He develops this philosophy when his wife dies, and he blames God. He refuses invitations from his brother. He pushes his daughter away because she wants to marry someone who he says is “unable to give her the life that money can buy!” But the Lord reaches Robert through a little girl, a lamb, a clever butler, and some letters. Follow Robert Redfern on an unforgettable journey and learn the value of giving, family, and true faith in God. Lamplighter Theatre presents The Unlikely Wise Man.


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