Radio, Dec. 24: What Christmas means

Join us on radio every Sunday, 5-8pm on 710 KNUS, Denverand now also on 1460 KZNT, Colorado Springs To listen online from anywhere, click ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Why does Christmas still matter, in an America that seems more disspirited each year with secularism, multiculturalism, and political correctness? Why is the Jewish festival of Hanukkah a better fit with our nation's heritage than the holiday claims of most other faiths? How do Judeo-Christian beliefs and values undergird our liberties as Americans?

We'll explore those questions this Sunday in a special Christmas Eve edition of "Backbone Radio with John Andrews." My guests are Jean Torkelson, religion writer of the Rocky Mountain News, and Rabbi Hillel Goldberg, editor of the Intermountain Jewish News. Joshua Sharf and Krista Kafer, my regular microphone partners, will also join the discussion. We invite you to listen.

Backbone Radio's recommended reading for Christmas includes this beloved poem by G. K. Chesterton, this timely warning against false political messiahs by Cal Thomas, and this feast of books for patriots, contributed by my colleagues at the Claremont Institute.