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Christmas Stories

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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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Christmas has a way of bringing family together like no other time of the year. As Season 5 of Christmas Stories concludes, we'll hear some encouraging stories about how family traditions bring people together and help families find meaning. Plus, John Fuller and Paul Batura chat about why they've loved spending time with their families. 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 "Welcome to Advent 2021": 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/
Having grandchildren has a way of bringing things full circle. To help bring a fun perspective on grandparenting, John Fuller talks with Roger and Diane Ingolia about their experiences as grandparents. We'll also hear from children on why they love grandma and grandpa. 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 "No-Stress Grandparenting During the Holidays": https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/no-stress-grandparenting-during-the-holidays/ Read the article "Welcome to Advent 2021": 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/
There's nothing like celebrating the Christmas season as a newlywed. To reflect back on those early years, John Fuller chats with Greg and Erin Smalley about their first Christmas as a married couple. They'll also explain how those first few years together have set the tone for holidays since then. 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 "Our Newlywed Christmas": https://www.focusonthefamily.com/marriage/our-newlywed-christmas/ 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/
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/ 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/
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 Read the article "Welcome to Advent 2021": 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/
Season 5 Preview

Season 5 Preview

2021-11-1502:46

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/
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
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
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
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
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
Season 4 Preview

Season 4 Preview

2020-11-1602:54

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
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
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
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
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
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
Season 3 Preview

Season 3 Preview

2019-11-1803:52

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
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
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
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DaughteroftheKing

I love listening to these stories so much!!! unfortunately I cant play any of the episodes except season 3🥺

Aug 1st
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Brandon Brock

I can't wait 😃 I love your Christmas program

Nov 6th
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