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Classical 89's "The Christmas Chronicles" tells classic Santa Claus story

Brigham Young University’s Classical 89 will be airing an eight-part dramatic reading for radio titled “The Christmas Chronicles” nightly Dec. 7-14 at 6 p.m.

“The Christmas Chronicles” is an account of the astonishing life and activities of world-renowned philanthropist Santa Claus. The story delves into the life story of Santa and his many magical adventures.

Former BYU faculty member Tim Slover was commissioned by Classical 89 to create and recite the chronicles, which he has told 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 which unlocked the grand adventure to keep the magic in and the cynicism of the world at bay.

The author of “Joyful Noise” and “Hancock County,” Slover 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.

The reading will be rebroadcast from Dec. 21-24 with two readings a day at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Listeners can tune in to 89.1 FM and 89.5 FM (Utah County) or online at www.classical89.org/streaming.

For more information, contact Christine Nokleby at (801) 422-8490 or at christine.nokleby@byu.edu. Also visit www.classical89.org for more information.

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