Christmas Season Programming and Specials
Celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior this Christmas season with WIHS. We'll have your favorite programs, many Christmas specials, as well as the music of the season.
Except where noted, Christmas specials air at 1:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 7:30 PM, pre-empting Family Life Today and Unshackled. Haven Today will be airing at a special time of 7:00 PM for the Christmas holiday.
Thursday, December 13 – Angels: Messenger of God
As we head into a season filled with images of the angels who spoke to the shepherds, Jim Garlow provides intriguing insight about their role in God's plan as "ministering spirits." With Scripture (and a helpful Q&A session), Jim adds a new dimension to the beloved Christmas story this year.
Friday, December 14 – Grace: God's Best Idea
Max Lucado is a master storyteller and, in this new special: Grace: God's Best Idea!, Max is definitely at his best. You can't help but laugh as he recalls his 4th grade Christmas gift exchange in Mrs. Griffin's class, and you'll wipe away tears as he unwraps the perfect, personal gift God is giving.
Saturday, December 15
|2:00 PM||-||Twelve Voices of Christmas|
|4:05 PM||-||Gift of a Lifetime|
|10:00 PM||-||Love Came Down at Christmas|
Sunday, December 16
|10:00 AM||-||Dawn of Redemption|
|12:15 PM||-||Born to Die|
Monday, December 17 – Four Tickets to Christmas (Part 1)
This dramatic musical grows out of a captivating story set in 1905. When a touring musical family finds no place to go for Christmas, they return to their grandparents' farm in northern Ohio. There they are forced to deal with longstanding conflicts. In the process they learn the importance of following God's unique direction for their lives. New songs and familiar carols are woven together with a turn-of-the-century flavor appropriate for the era.
Tuesday, December 18 – Four Tickets to Christmas (Pt 2)
This landmark dramatic musical grows out of a captivating story set in 1905. When a touring musical family finds no place to go for Christmas, they return to their grandparents' farm in northern Ohio. There they are forced to deal with longstanding conflicts. In the process they learn the importance of following God's unique direction for their lives. New songs and familiar carols are woven together with a turn-of-the-century flavor appropriate for the era.
Wednesday, December 19 – 10,000 Hallelujahs
This touching story, based on the testimony of an elderly woman named Mary, demonstrates how one godly life can bring many to experience the true meaning of Christmas. For those who enjoy Handel's Messiah, Ten Thousand Hallelujahs will be a special blessing with highlights of the Messiah interwoven throughout the musical
Thursday, December 20 – The Greatest Gift
Only twelve days before Christmas, Missy, whose loving grandma has secretly sold her ring to help pay the mortgage, is determined to find the miracle necessary to buy back her grandma's precious ring. In redeeming the ring, Missy learns that God gave His greatest gift, and the best gift she can give in return is her life to God.
Friday, December 21 – God Came Near
Have you seen the real Jesus - a working man with dirty fingernails and sweaty brow, the helpless baby, born in a dirty stable, and totally dependent upon his teenaged mother? Travel back in time and relive Christ the Son of God becoming man as God Came Near. In this stunning work, Max Lucado invites you to comprehend Jesus' humanity through this insightful perspective of Christ's life.
Saturday, December 22
- Amazing Grace
- Christmas in Egypt
- He Gave Everything
- Christmas Always
- Beyond the Manger
Sunday, December 23
- Hallelujah Handel
- Come Celebrate Christmas
- First Church of Wethersfield Christmas Special
- Calvin Choir Messiah
- City of Light
Monday, December 24
|1:00 AM||-||Wheaton College Christmas Festival|
|3:00 AM||-||A New Heart for Christmas|
|4:00 AM||-||The Christmas Cross|
|10:05 AM||-||Once Incredible Moment|
|12:00 PM||-||A New Heart for Christmas|
|1:00 PM||-||Wheaton College Christmas Festival|
|4:00 PM||-||The Christmas Cross|
|7:30 PM||-||Wheaton College Christmas Festival|
Tuesday, December 25
|1:00 AM||-||Brooklyn Tabernacle Christmas Special|
|2:00 AM||-||The First Coming of the Messiah|
|3:00 AM||-||How Great Our Joy|
|5:00 AM||-||Born is the King|
|6:30 AM||-||Go Tell It|
|7:00 AM||-||A Quiet Chamber Kept for Thee|
|8:00 AM||-||The Good Shepherd|
|9:10 AM||-||Gift of the Magi|
|10:00 AM||-||The Flower of the Holy Night|
|10:30 AM||-||Behold that Star|
|11:00 AM||-||The Promise of Christmas|
|12:00 PM||-||How Great Our Joy|
|1:00 PM||-||Brooklyn Tabernacle Christmas Special|
|2:00 PM||-||The First Coming of the Messiah|
|3:00 PM||-||Touching Wonder|
|4:00 PM||-||A Christmas Carol|
|6:00 PM||-||First Church of Wethersfield Christmas Special|
|7:30 PM||-||Brooklyn Tabernacle Christmas Special|
|10:00 PM||-||The Flower of the Holy Night|
|11:00 PM||-||The Promise of Christmas|
Wednesday, December 26 – If Jesus Had Not Come
One of the Lasseter family's Christmas traditions is watching the old black and white film, It's a Wonderful Life. A famous line in the film reads, "One man's life touches so many others. When he's not there it leaves an awfully big hole." If the absence of an ordinary human life would leave an "awfully big hole," just try to imagine what the absence of the life of Jesus Christ would be like. His absence from our lives would not only be sad, it would be tragic, as the Lasseter family soon discovers. This musical drama causes us to consider how rich we are because Christ has come!
Thursday, December 27 – Prophecy Fulfilled
From Times Square Church in New York, a music drama of the most important event in history that would change man's relation with his Creator bringing hope and peace. A music drama of an event that would fulfill all the Biblical prophecies of a coming King.
Friday, December 28 – Epiphany
Epiphany is a captivating Christmas novella. Richard, as the unseen observer of the family events that follow his own death, watches as his children return to their hometown to attend his funeral, settle the estate, and come to terms not only with their father's passing, but with the disappointing direction each of their lives has taken. Epiphany gently reveals the things that make for a truly heartwarming, reaffirming, happy Christmas ending - simple, biblical values that draw families everywhere together in celebration of the birth of Christ.
Saturday, December 29
|9:30 AM||-||He's Still King of Kings|
|2:00 PM||-||The Manger is Empty|
|4:05 PM||-||The Best of News|
|10:30 PM||-||Second Coming of Christ|
Sunday, December 30
|10:00 AM||-||West Coast Mennonite Choir|
|12:30 PM||-||Journey of Hope|
Monday, December 31 through Tuesday, January 8 – Treasures of the Snow
Annette and Lucien are enemies. After Annette gets Lucien into trouble at school, he decides to get back at her by threatening the most precious thing in the world to her: her little brother Dani. But tragedy strikes. Annette is so filled with rage she sets out to alienate and humiliate Lucien at every turn. As Lucien seeks to repent and restore, light floods both of their dark hearts and Christ proves that He makes all things new.