Whether it is lights and fireworks on Fountain Square in 2011, or it's a train set beneath the family Christmas tree in 1927, no time of the year creates stronger memories than Christmas. But fundamentally, this holiday is grounded in religious experience.
Christmas Day only falls on a Sunday every six years. On this Christmas morning show, Newsmakers host Dan Hurley explored various religious perspectives on Christmas. He began with two Christian ministers. Father Greg Friedman is a Franciscan who is the pastor of St. Francis Seraph Church in Over-the-Rhine. He is also a long time writer, video producer and radio host at St. Anthony Messenger Press, now called Fransciscan Media. And Dr. Gary Hayles, the pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Lincoln Heights.
In the second half of the show, Hurley re-run a wonderful segment from 2006 that explored the intersection of German Jewish immigration, the drive for assimilation, and Christmas.