humorous christmas stories

					Thursday November 27 11AM- Brooklyn Tabernacle Thanksgiving 3PM- The Crossing- A Cabin Boy’s Journal
Saturday, November 29, 2008 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM The Crossing - A Cabin Boy's Journal -replay
THE CROSSING: A CABIN BOY’S JOURNAL When Captain Christopher Jones offers Patrick Blythe, an orphaned 14 year old, the job of cabin boy on the Mayflower, Patrick jumps at the chance. Like most of the crew, Patrick is irreligious and derisive toward the pilgrims. During the Atlantic crossing, Patrick becomes ill and passengers like William and Mary Brewster minister to him, impressing him with their kindness. Patrick finds himself pulled in two directions—toward the God of the pilgrims and toward the relative safety of his coarse companions. His struggle is the framework for a fresh re-telling of the Pilgrim story.

Sunday, November 30, 2008 4:00 PM - 5:54 PM The Messiah This is the traditional performance of Handel's classic work THE MESSIAH performed by the Moody Oratorio Chorus and Orchestra. The entire performance will air without interruption until completion. A Shepherds Prayer- Saturday December 6 at 12 Noon A young man orphaned as a baby sets off to discover the truth about the circumstances of his birth, the fate of his parents and his heritage. His only clue is a cryptic message on a lambskin blanket about a child born in a stable in Bethlehem. The answers will change his life forever and maybe yours. Based on the novel “A Shepherds Prayer” by J. M. Barry. This is a brand new special you won’t want to miss.

Sunday, December 07, 2008 12:00 PM – 1:00PM Wheaton Christmas special –
The annual Wheaton College Christmas Festival is a special that will feature the music groups of Wheaton College, including the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, Symphony Orchestra, Men's Glee and Woman's Chorale.

A Christmas Carol on Saturday December 13 at 12 Noon
Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas story comes alive through this Dramatic Radio Theatre presentation of “A Christmas Carol.” A miserly man…three ghosts…and a hearty, “God bless us, everyone!” Who can resist this perennial holiday favorite?

Travelling Home for Christmas on Saturday December 20 at 12 Noon.
This Radio Theatre production from Focus on the Family includes "The Gift Of the Magi" by O. Henry – which 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. The second holiday tale, "Christmas by Injunction," tells the humorous story of an unexpected gift and the miracle it brings to an old Western town.

Sunday, December 14, 2008 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM The Hope of Hanukah
It was one of the darkest periods in Israel's history. Demoralized and under foreign domination, God suddenly gave the Jews an unlikely victory. What turned the tide? And how did "Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights" arise from such a gloomy scene? Moody Broadcasting takes listeners on location to Israel for a riveting youare-there account. Dramatic elements combine with scintillating interviews and music to paint a memorable picture of the "Festival of Lights." By the end of the journey, listeners discover that Jesus really is the hope of Hanukkah. An excellent tool for sharing with Jewish non-believers. (This year Hanukkah runs from sundown December 21st to sundown January 1st.)

1:00 PM - 2:54 PM Candlelight Carols
Continuing a tradition dating back to 1954, Moody’s CANDLELIGHT CAROLS portrays the spirit of the Christmas season through song and pageantry. Moody Bible Institute’s student music groups, including the Chorale, Men’s Collegiate Choir, Symphonic Band, and Women’s Concert Choir and Bell Ensemble, will perform joyful holiday music and sacred classics, and illustrate the Savior’s coming through drama. This year's performances will have an international theme, “To All People… a Savior,” and will feature musical styles and Christmas traditions from a variety of cultures.

Saturday December 20, 2008- Brooklyn Tabernacle Christmas Celebrate Christmas with the Brooklyn Tabernacle as Grammy Award winning choir presents music of the Christmas season, as well as stories and testimonies from choir members and an inspiring message from Pastor Jim Cymbala. Sunday, December 21, 2008 12:00 PM - 12:54 PM O Little Town of Bethlehem
The storied city of Bethlehem is a lively stage for the telling of the Christmas drama. Mingled with the mortar of ancient bricks, down winding streets as old as the Bible, bits and pieces of Messiah's birth emerge. In this 55:00 minute documentary recorded on location in Bethlehem , Moody Radio puts this colorful city on the map of listeners' minds in a fresh new way in the special O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM. Our microphones capture the wind blowing atop the fortress from which King Herod likely issued his death decree for Bethlehem's baby boys. We'll travel inside the church of the Nativity - the supposed spot where Christ was born, and visit a boisterous Bethlehem marketplace. Rich stereo sounds capes will transport listeners to ancient streets and curious neighborhoods, as we discover Bethlehem life today. We'll meet born again Christians living today in Bethlehem and even enjoy a brief conversation with Tim LaHaye. Careful research, crisp writing and high quality drama sketches will fill out the hour. Naturally we'll incorporate the familiar Christmas carol, “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” Here is an engaging presentation of the Christmas story lavishly illustrated with sound portraits of ancient and modern Bethlehem. Sunday December 21, 2008- Hope College Vespers- 7:00 PM

Sounds of the Season- 72 hours of continuous Christmas music December 23, 24, 25.