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Special Programming

2021 Christmas Specials

“Nativity (Part 1 of 3)”  |  Saturday, Dec. 4  @ 2pm-3pm

An audio dramatization of the birth of Jesus Christ. "Fear not; for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy!" (Luke 2:10, KJV) Nativity features a large cast of professional actors, sound environments and effects, and a cinematic score – a “movie for your mind” that is appropriate for all ages.

 

“Son of David”  |  Saturday, Dec. 4  @ 3pm-4pm

Looking at the Gospel of Luke as well as the prophets of old, Charles Morris will seek to answer the question, “Why is Jesus the Son of David?”  The stunning answer shows us that Christmas isn’t just something that happened unexpectedly— it was planned by God, foretold in the Old Testament, and fulfilled by Jesus.


“The Hope of Hanukkah”  |  Sunday, Dec. 5  @ 12pm-1pm

To understand the origin of Hanukkah is to understand there is hope in Jesus Christ. In Moody Radio’s “The Hope of Hanukkah,” 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.

 

“Trail of Two Kings”  |  Friday, Dec. 10 @ 8pm-9pm

With Herod as a narrator to Moody Radio’s original production, “Trail of Two Kings,” audiences are invited to share in the paths of two kings. Yet, in the end, one king will experience a rise of power on earth that is fleeting, while the other embodies the very essence of power and life in the Father.

 

“Nativity (Part 2 of 3)”  |  Saturday, Dec. 11  @ 2pm-3pm

An audio dramatization of the birth of Jesus Christ. "Fear not; for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy!" (Luke 2:10, KJV) Nativity features a large cast of professional actors, sound environments and effects, and a cinematic score – a “movie for your mind” that is appropriate for all ages.

 

“Candlelight Carols: Unwrapped – The Gifts of Christmas”  |  Saturday, Dec. 11 @ 3pm-4pm & Sunday, Dec 12 @ 3pm-4pm

Since 1954, the Moody Bible Institute Music Department’s production of Candlelight Carols has ushered in the Christmas season for friends and families throughout the Chicagoland area and the world. Featuring well-loved drama enhanced by professionally produced multimedia and effects, Candlelight Carols continues to amaze audiences year after year.  The Music Department music ensembles, along with members of Moody’s Speech and Drama Corps create a compelling program sure to delight the whole family. The sounds of Candlelight Carols will inspire everyone to reflect upon the joys of the holidays through dramatic and musical expression.  

 

“The Lesser Characters of Christmas”  |  Sunday, Dec. 12  @ 12pm-1pm

There’s Mary, Joseph, and the Baby Jesus, but what of the lesser characters of Christmas? Elizabeth, the mother of John, and her husband, Zechariah. Also, Anna, the prophetess, and Simeon, both of whom were supernaturally appointed to meet the infant King at the temple. We'll meet them in this documentary.

 

“Nativity (Part 3 of 3)”  |  Saturday, Dec. 18  @ 2pm-3pm

An audio dramatization of the birth of Jesus Christ. "Fear not; for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy!" (Luke 2:10, KJV) Nativity features a large cast of professional actors, sound environments and effects, and a cinematic score – a “movie for your mind” that is appropriate for all ages.

 

“Unwrapping Christmas in the Old Testament”  |  Saturday, Dec. 18 @ 3pm-4pm

For most of us, our vision of Christmas is limited exclusively to the gospel accounts. But Christmas is actually unwrapped in the Old Testament! We’ll do some great exploration with compelling guests in a journey that will take listeners to a fresh appreciation of the real story of Christmas.  This special will be Israel-based—meaning our content is primarily recorded in Israel. This special will include compelling conversations, powerful Scripture, and dramatic vignettes, along with location-based sound effects.  

 

“The Beautiful Music of Christmas”  |  Sunday-Saturday, Dec. 19-25 - 24hrs/day

Delight in the sounds of the season with your favorites during “The Beautiful Music of Christmas”.  Hillsong, Brandon Heath, Phil Wickham, Rend Collective, Michael W. Smith, Chris Tomlin, The Gettys, Selah, Sara Groves, MercyMe, Hannah Kerr, Matt Redman, National Philharmonic Orchestra, London Brass, Westminster Choir and more!