Christmas Stories

By Focus on the Family

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Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with this bingeable Christmas podcast from Focus on the Family. Find your holly-jolly cheer through heartwarming tales, fun banter, and ideas for holiday activities the whole family can enjoy! Each 20-minute episode helps your family go deeper into the true meaning of the season with Focus on the Family hosts John Fuller, Lisa Anderson, Paul Batura, and Diane Ingolia.

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Season 5, Episode 2: A Great Perspective for Singles
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Singles have a special place in God's family during the holidays. While it may feel lonely at times, Christmas can also be a season to create rich memories. Lisa Anderson joins John Fuller to discuss the unique opportunities singles have during the most wonderful time of the year. Get the book "Keeping Christmas: 25 Advent Reflections on a Christmas Carol": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/christmas-stories-podcast-2021-11-19?refcd=569601 Read the article "A Single Adult's Christmas Bucket List": https://www.boundless.org/blog/a-single-adults-christmas-bucket-list/ "Welcome to Advent 2021" article: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/welcome-to-advent-2021/ Get more episode resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0 If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Nov 26, 2021
Season 5, Episode 1: Through the Eyes of a Child
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There's something special about hearing why a child loves Christmas. John Fuller and Dr. Danny Huerta reflect back on the joys of Christmas as a child, and lessons they've learned now as parents. You'll also hear children tell what they're most looking forward to this year. Get the book "Keeping Christmas: 25 Advent Reflections on a Christmas Carol": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/christmas-stories-podcast-2021-11-19?refcd=569601 Get more episode resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0 "Welcome to Advent 2021" article: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/welcome-to-advent-2021?refcd=569601 If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Nov 19, 2021
Season 5 Preview
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Welcome to Season 5 of the Christmas Stories podcast! Join John Fuller as he chats with a variety of Focus on the Family friends about why each member of the family plays a special role in making the holidays special. Throughout each episode, you'll also hear from some of our friends and broadcast guests as they share memories and heart-warming stories. Get the book "Keeping Christmas: 25 Advent Reflections on a Christmas Carol": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/christmas-stories-podcast-2021-11-19?refcd=569601 Get more episode resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0 If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Nov 15, 2021
Season 4, Episode 5: The Beautiful Hope of Christmas
1973
With Christmas just one week away, it’s important to take a step back and reflect on how the story of Jesus gives us hope. John, Diane and Paul discuss how they find comfort through the story of Christ’s birth, and evangelist J. John explains what the purpose of Christmas is. Get the Advent Calendar: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/CS-Advent Join the AIO Club: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/Christmas-OAClub More Episode Resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0 If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Dec 18, 2020
Season 4, Episode 4: A Heart-Warming Christmas Story (Pt. 2)
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During the holidays, it’s good to have fun with your loved ones. John, Lisa and Diane talk about their favorite activities to do with their family and friends; plus you’ll also hear part 2 of the Adventures in Odyssey drama, "It's a Pokenberry Christmas," based on the film, "It’s a Wonderful Life." Get the Advent Calendar: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/CS-Advent Join the AIO Club: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/Christmas-OAClub More Episode Resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0 If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Dec 11, 2020
Season 4, Episode 3: A Heart-Warming Christmas Story (Pt. 1)
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With the Christmas season now in full swing, John, Diane and Lisa will talk about their favorite Christmas movies and what they’re most grateful for this year. You’ll also hear part 1 of the Adventures in Odyssey drama, "It's a Pokenberry Christmas," which is based on the classic movie, "It's a Wonderful Life." Get the Advent Calendar: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/CS-Advent Join the AIO Club: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/Christmas-OAClub More Episode Resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0 If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Dec 04, 2020
Season 4, Episode 2: Bringing Peace to Your Community
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While Christmas can be a time to get together with family and friends, it’s also a beautiful opportunity to reach out to people in your community. John, Diane and Paul share about friends they admire for their willingness to reach out to others; and you’ll also hear the powerful audio drama, “When Christmas Came to Thorn Creek Bridge.” Get the Advent Calendar: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/CS-Advent Join the AIO Club: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/Christmas-OAClub More Episode Resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0 If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Nov 27, 2020
Season 4, Episode 1: Preparing for Advent
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While 2020 has been a year filled with lots of twists and turns, the Christmas and Advent seasons can still give us hope. John, Lisa, Paul and Diane share how they’re planning to celebrate Christmas this year; and author Asheritah Ciuciu gives some creative and inspiring ways to celebrate Advent with your family. Get the Advent Calendar: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/CS-Advent Join the AIO Club: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/Christmas-OAClub More Episode Resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0 If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Nov 20, 2020
Season 4 Preview
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Welcome to Season 4 of the Christmas Stories podcast! John, Paul, Lisa and Diane are back this year to preview Season 4, and to share their favorite things of the holiday season. Get the Advent Calendar: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/CS-Advent Join the AIO Club: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/Christmas-OAClub More Episode Resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0 If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Nov 16, 2020
Season 3, Episode 5: Christmas Surprise
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Like a director behind a curtain, God is working in your life even when you can't see it. Today, John and Diane share stories about being surprised at Christmas; and you'll hear the incredible story of "The Innkeepers Dream," portrayed by the late David Shelton. Get episode resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0
Dec 20, 2019
Season 3, Episode 4: Giving Hope This Holiday
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Serving God at Christmastime is a beautiful opportunity to shine light into a dark world. But you might be asking how? Today on Christmas Stories, you'll hear a powerful drama called "Shoemaker Martin" and John, Diane, and Paul share encouraging stories about serving God in simple ways. Get episode resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0
Dec 13, 2019
Season 3, Episode 3: The Miracle of Christmas (Pt. 2)
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With Christmas approaching soon, we continue to remember the story that gave us this holiday. You'll hear the second part of "Nine Months in Nazareth" as Mary and Joseph welcomed Jesus into the world. Plus, Liz Curtis Higgs talks about God working through impossible circumstances, and John, Lisa, and Diane share some inspiring Christmas memories. Get episode resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0
Dec 06, 2019
Season 3, Episode 2: The Miracle of Christmas (Pt. 1)
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Have you ever wondered what it was like walking in Mary and Joseph's shoes as they prepared for the birth of Jesus? John, Diane, and Lisa share the first part of a drama called "Nine Months in Nazareth" which re-tells Mary and Joseph's story. Plus, author Liz Curtis Higgs describes how the Nativity story can give you hope today. Get episode resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0
Nov 29, 2019
Season 3, Episode 1: Enjoying the Season
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Like a strand of colorful lights brightening a tree, getting a Christmas present can spark gratitude within your heart. John, Lisa, Paul and Diane share stories about their favorite Christmas presents; and you'll hear a heartwarming drama called "Such As I Have," about finding gratitude in a hospital room. Get episode resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0
Nov 22, 2019
Season 3 Preview
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Christmas is almost here, and to celebrate we're launching Season 3 of the Christmas Stories podcast! Join John, Paul, Lisa and Diane as they preview Season 3, and for a fun conversation about the Christmas songs they love, and the songs that drive them crazy. Get episode resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0
Nov 18, 2019
Season 2, Episode 7: A Christmas Filled With Meaning
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What makes a Christmas meaningful? Diane and Paul talk about what makes Christmas meaningful to them; while Pam McCune, Kim Wier and Bob Welch share practical ways to add joy to the season. Get episode resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0
Dec 21, 2018
Season 2, Episode 6: Getting Along With Family Members
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Let's face it – family get-togethers at Christmas can be challenging. Diane, Mike, and the Smalleys will explain how you can get along with difficult family members and show them the love of Christ. Get episode resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0
Dec 14, 2018
Season 2, Episode 5: The Story of Christmas
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We've all heard about Jesus and Santa Clause, but there's much more to the story of Christmas. Phil Vischer talks with John about how Christmas became a holiday, and Diane shares fun ways to tell your children about Christmas. Get episode resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0
Dec 07, 2018
Season 2, Episode 4: Christmas Stress-Test
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Christmas can feel stressed and overly rushed, but it doesn't have to be that way. John and Lisa discuss ways for you to have fun in the midst of busyness, while Kathi Lipp gives advice for staying organized during the Christmas season. Get episode resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0
Nov 30, 2018
Season 2, Episode 3: Enjoying Christmas Without Breaking the Bank
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Black Friday shouldn't be the day when your bank account turns red. Mary Hunt gives advice for handling money well at Christmas, while Diane explains how you can teach your family members about money management. Plus, Lisa offers financial advice for singles. Get episode resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0
Nov 23, 2018
Season 2, Episode 2: The Story of Thanksgiving
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What makes Thanksgiving so important? Paul and John discuss the amazing story behind the holiday, and Eric Metaxas shares the importance of a man named Squanto. Get episode resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0
Nov 16, 2018
Season 2, Episode 1: A Thankful Heart for the Holidays
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Thanksgiving is more than just a catchy holiday name; it's a way of life. Join John, Paul and Lisa as they share what they're most thankful for this year, and special guests share stories of God's redemption. Get episode resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0
Nov 09, 2018
Season 1, Episode 5: Finding True Joy at Christmas
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In celebration of Christmas, Phil and Kay Robertson of the hit reality TV show Duck Dynasty share heartwarming and funny holiday stories from their famous family, and their faith in Jesus who is the true reason for the season. Get episode resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0
Dec 25, 2017
Season 1, Episode 4: Remembering the Meaning of Christmas
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Christmas is almost here, and as the holiday gets closer, it's important to take a minute to remember God's gift to us – His son, Jesus Christ. Revel in the memory of how that gift has impacted us all with stories from Cynthia Tobias, Dr. Walt Larimore, and listeners like you. Also, Al Andrews shares a dramatic reading of his story "A Walk One Winter Night." Get episode resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0
Dec 15, 2017
Season 1, Episode 3: Holiday Family Memories
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With all of the stress and busyness of the season, we sometimes forget the best memories come not from the gift but the time spent with family. Kathi Lipp reminds us of the importance of family -- especially during the holiday season -- and Bob Hoose gives a dramatic reading of Jerry Camery-Hoggatt's story "When Mom was Eleven Foot Four." Also, listeners share some of their most treasured Christmas memories. Get episode resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0
Dec 08, 2017
Season 1, Episode 2: Christmas Traditions
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Christmas is a time when we turn to family traditions, both new and old. Listen in as guests Bill and Pam Farrel and Melanie Shankle share some of their favorite traditions and memories. Joni Eareckson Tada will also share the story behind a classic Christmas carol. Get episode resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0
Dec 01, 2017
Season 1, Episode 1: Childhood Memories
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The most wonderful time of the year is here at last! Join us as we remember favorite Christmas memories from childhood with Dr. Kevin Leman, Erin MacPherson, Angie Smith, LeRoy Wagner and Julie Barnhill, as well as stories from our listeners. Get episode resources: https://bit.ly/3nbMHi0
Nov 20, 2017