Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall name him Emmanuel,
which means “God is with us.”
We’ve made our way through Advent and the joy of the Christmas season awaits! We pray that you have a very merry and blessed time celebrating Christ’s birth with the ones you love.
As you go about your festivities in the days ahead, we’d like to share some of our show hosts’ favorite Christmas traditions! Enjoy.
“My mother would always bake a birthday cake to celebrate the birth of Christ.” – Drew Mariani, The Drew Mariani ShowTM
“On Christmas mornings, when my sons were kids, pranking them with gag gifts (like a bag of potatoes) wrapped in the package of a very expensive, nonexistent gift (like an X-Box game system). Good times.” – Patrick Madrid, The Patrick Madrid Show
“We have a special, traditional Lithuanian Christmas Eve dinner called ‘Kūčios’ (pronounced like ‘Koo-chas’), with special dishes and a ritual to the meal that’s beautiful. And an Irish tradition in our home is my New Year’s Day dinner.” – Sheila Liaugminas, A Closer LookTM
“The Christmas Eve Polish tradition of breaking/sharing the oplatek ( thin wafer bread with the Nativity scene imprinted on it) with family.” – John Harper, Morning Air®
“Carols before the Night Mass at Christmas.” – Fr. Richard Simon, Father Simon SaysTM
“I spend Christmas with my daughter and her family, who live nearby.” – Paul Sadek, DaybreakTM
“Every Christmas I watch one or more of the many movie versions of Charles Dickens’ The Christmas Carol.” – Fr. Dave Heney, Family Rosary Across America®
“Praying in the New Year.” – Msgr. Stuart Swetland, Go Ask Your FatherTM
From your entire Relevant Radio® family, Merry Christmas!