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FamilyNet Christmas specials airing on television, radio

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–The North American Mission Board’s FamilyNet television network is ringing in the holidays with the sounds and stories of Christmas throughout the month of December.

Seen only on FamilyNet, “Gary Chapman’s Christmas Memories” and “Big Band Christmas” with Ralph Carmichael will captivate the FamilyNet audience with their unique renditions of Christmas songs. Viewer favorites such as Scrooge, Peachtree Christmas Live, The Promise and Christmas with the Martins will air as well as new “sure to be favorite” Christmas programs.

Other specials include “Cherub Wings,” “The Christmas Lamb,” “The Town that Outlawed Christmas,” “Jacob’s Gift” and a new Gaither holiday special, “Christmas in the Country.” Written by well-known author, Max Lucado, “Jacob’s Gift” is a compelling story about young boy Jacob who learns Christmas lessons while working on a project and a prize. “Christmas in the Country” features Christmas music performed by favorite Christian artists including Bill and Gloria Gaither.

FamilyNet Radio has also produced a one-hour Christmas special. “The Greatest Gift,” hosted by John Tesh, weaves vignettes regarding the true meaning of Christmas together with a variety of favorite Christmas songs sung by popular artists such as Luther Vandross, Amy Grant, and Martina McBride.

The special focuses on the family and serves as a reminder to open the most important present under the tree the gift of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Our 2000 radio Christmas special should remind us to open all the gifts under the tree. One of those gifts, the gift of God’s Son, will be the most wonderful gift we’ll ever receive,” says FamilyNet radio producer Kirk Teegarden, “And we encourage our listeners to open it, make it a part of their daily lives and share it with others.”

The Greatest Gift, hosted by John Tesh, is available to radio stations at no cost.

Based in Fort Worth, Texas, FamilyNet is a full-time television network airing over 35 hours of original values-based programs weekly. FamilyNet currently reaches over 37 million potential TV households and is available on cable systems and broadcast stations nationwide.

FamilyNet Radio produces five radio programs, Powerline, Country Crossroads, On Track, The Baptist Hour and MasterControl, airing on 1,900 radio stations weekly.

For more information, visit www.FamilyNetTV.com or www.FamilyNetRadio.com.

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