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The Christmas Chronicles: A Christmas Radio Drama in 8 Episodes

Series produced by KBYU/BYU Radio

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At last, a true and complete history of everyone’s favorite Yuletide character, Santa Claus. Listen to this magical Christmas radio drama and learn the long held secrets that occupy every child’s mind during Christmas time. Here at last is the real Santa Claus we have always cherished.

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This eight-part commissioned drama, complete with original music, captures the magic and mystery of everyone's favorite Yuletide character, Santa Claus. The Christmas Chronicles aired with great success in 2009 in the metro Salt Lake City market, and was featured on WBUR's Here and Now on NPR. Response from local listeners was beyond hope and expectations. National response for the "local only" broadcasts was astonishing. So here is your opportunity to present this heartwarming Christmas story on your station.

A snowy December evening in the Rockies. A car stuck off the side of the road. A sleigh flashing past chased by something terrible and bleak.

These are the curious events that lead to an astounding discovery—the true and complete story of the man the world has come to know as Santa Claus. Now, his story can be told. Airing this December, The Christmas Chronicles is a new radio drama about Klaus, the carpenter; Anna, the racer; a greathearted reindeer, Dasher; and the malevolent Rolf Eckhof.

The series originated in accounts of the astonishing life and activities of Santa, recalled and told by the author, Tim Slover, to his children over the years. It all started with a strictly scientific answer to a child’s classic question: “How does Santa deliver all those toys all over the world in just one night?” That’s the query that unlocked the grand adventure to keep the magic in and the cynicism of the world at bay.

Slover is the author of Joyful Noise and Hancock County. He teaches dramatic literature and script analysis at the University of Utah and directs the playwriting and London study abroad programs for the university’s Department of Theatre. Hide full description

This eight-part commissioned drama, complete with original music, captures the magic and mystery of everyone's favorite Yuletide character, Santa Claus. The Christmas Chronicles aired with great success in 2009 in the metro Salt Lake City market, and was featured on WBUR's Here and Now on NPR. Response from local listeners was beyond hope and expectations. National response for the "local only" broadcasts was astonishing. So here is your opportunity to present this heartwarming Christmas story on your station.A snowy December evening in the Rockies. A car stuck off the side of the road. A sleigh flashing past chased by something terrible and bleak.These are the curious events that lead to an astounding discovery—the true and complete story of the man the world has come to know as... Show full description


8 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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A victory in the epic battle of the demon versus the reindeer, means Klaus can keep the spirit of Christmas alive. Richard Johnstone narrates.

Bought by WJSU, KBYI, KRPS, WRVO Public Media, and WXXI


  • Added: Sep 23, 2010
  • Length: 28:02
  • Purchases: 5
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The demon that was Rolf Eckhof strikes the True North hard, and now nothing will be the same again. However, from loss a new hero emerges. Can this...

Bought by WJSU, KBYI, KRPS, WRVO Public Media, and WXXI


  • Added: Sep 23, 2010
  • Length: 29:02
  • Purchases: 5
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Klaus finally solves the problems of Christmas deliveries through the physics of the True North. Marvels meet him when he first circumnavigates the...

Bought by WJSU, KBYI, KRPS, WRVO Public Media, and WXXI


  • Added: Sep 23, 2010
  • Length: 27:13
  • Purchases: 5
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St. Nicholas and the council lead Klaus to the True North and his new home at Castle Noel, where he and Anna will live without age or illness. A su...

Bought by WJSU, KBYI, KRPS, WRVO Public Media, and WXXI


  • Added: Sep 23, 2010
  • Length: 28:54
  • Purchases: 5
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Years fly by and Klaus feels his life fading one Christmas Eve, until he knowingly unleashes the magic that unlocks a great secret. Meanwhile, trag...

Bought by WJSU, KBYI, KRPS, WRVO Public Media, and WXXI


  • Added: Sep 23, 2010
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Anna and her reindeer, Dasher, are the fastest sleigh racers around—a perfect match for Klaus as he struggles to deliver Christmas presents to dist...

Bought by WJSU, KBYI, KRPS, WRVO Public Media, and WXXI


  • Added: Sep 23, 2010
  • Length: 28:26
  • Purchases: 5
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Plague comes and Klaus uses his remarkable woodworking gifts to restore his village to life, and bring joy back to its children. However, a rival c...

Bought by WJSU, KBYI, KRPS, WRVO Public Media, and WXXI


  • Added: Sep 23, 2010
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 5
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A search for Christmas pine boughs leads to a stuck car, an encounter with evil, and the discovery of a book containing the true and complete histo...

Bought by KBYI, KRPS, WRVO Public Media, and WXXI


  • Added: Sep 22, 2010
  • Length: 27:10
  • Purchases: 4