Sunday, December 4 at 4:00 p.m. - A Christmas Carol: The world has told the story many times – but none more to the point than this presentation. Focus On The Family Radio Theater brings you the Charles Dickens classic!
Thursday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m. - December Live! 2015 (featuring: Mark Schultz): It's another great December Live! with Dove Award winning singer/songwriter, Mark Schultz! Listeners will enjoy a light-hearted broadcast of festive storytelling, classic caroling and a live concert.
Sunday, December 11 at 4:00 p.m. - Joy - An Irish Christmas: Join Ireland’s own Keith and Kristyn Getty, writers of modern hymns and carols, for their annual tour of Joy – An Irish Christmas - a lively celebration of the birth of Christ! The Gettys are joined by their band of virtuoso instrumentalists fusing Celtic, Bluegrass, Americana, and classical music as well as cultural dance and the choral sounds of the holiday. Sing along with Keith and Kristyn and their special guest friends for evening that unites tradition and innovation in a vibrant celebration of the season!
Thursday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m. - The Lesser Characters of Christmas: We know all about Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus. But what of the lesser characters of Christmas? There's Elizabeth, the mother of John, and Elizabeth's doubting husband, Zechariah. There's also Anna, the prophetess, and Simeon—both of whom were supernaturally appointed to meet the infant King at the temple? We'll meet them up close in this documentary with provocative drama vignettes and interviews from Israel.
Sunday, December 18 at 4:00 p.m. - Candlelight Carols: This special program will inspire everyone to reflect upon the joys of the holidays through dramatic and musical expression. This year explore ideas about long-standing faith using a Christmas parable set in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. A struggling poet searching for meaning. An elderly landlord with boundless hope. New parents in the midst of big changes. A young man searching for love. A faithful widow who holds them all together. Get to know these unique characters—join us for Candlelight Carols: Just As They Had Been Told.
Thursday, December 22 at 8:00 p.m. - Because Of Bethlehem with Max Lucado: In his new special, Max, the master story-teller, tells stories from his childhood, his family, his life—stories to draw the listener to the Christ of Christmas...in a narrative drama whose characters will take you to the biblical scene: With Mary and Joseph as the innkeeper turns them away, in the temple court when Herod demands a search for the baby Jesus, as Simeon makes his way through the crowds of Jerusalem to see Jesus!
Saturday, December 24 at 4:00 p.m. - Christmas - Hope For The Lonely: For many people, Christmas is the loneliest time of the year. But even still, there’s reason to rejoice because hope for the lonely was born in Bethlehem. Charles Morris reflects on the loneliness of the first Christmas and how, even then, joy was found in a surprising way. You’ll be encouraged by this journey through Scripture - interspersed with classic carols, and of course all about Jesus—He is our Christmas hope!
Saturday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m. - Joy - An Irish Christmas: Join Ireland’s own Keith and Kristyn Getty, writers of modern hymns and carols, for their annual tour of Joy – An Irish Christmas - a lively celebration of the birth of Christ! The Gettys are joined by their band of virtuoso instrumentalists fusing Celtic, Bluegrass, Americana, and classical music as well as cultural dance and the choral sounds of the holiday. Sing along with Keith and Kristyn and their special guest friends for evening that unites tradition and innovation in a vibrant celebration of the season!
Saturday, December 24 at 9:00 p.m. - Christmas Eve Music: Join Denise Warner for a special Christmas Eve 'In Your Presence' as we celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Sunday, December 25 - Christmas Day Music: WRGN will feature continuous Christmas music all day (6am to midnight) hosted by Tim Madeira, Doug Hamilton, Dan Longmore, Denise Warner, and Dan Close.
Thursday, December 29 at 8:00 p.m. - The Hope of Hanukkah: To understand the origin of Hanukkah is to understand there is hope in Jesus Christ. Listeners are guided on a step by step odyssey filled with musical arrangements and relevant interviews concerning the pivotal events leading to the creation of this celebration.
Sunday, January 1 at 5:00 p.m. - Year In Review 2016: SRN News reviews the top news stories of what was - politically and culturally - a remarkable year. This will keep you abreast of what happened in the past year as we reflect on God's grace and expect His faithfulness for another year.