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Embracing the Reality of Christmas

Original Air Date 12/12/2014

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Rediscover the joy and wonder of the Christmas season as storyteller Al Andrews shares a dramatic reading of his narrative called A Walk One Winter Night, in which a man goes for a wintery evening walk and experiences an epiphany while contemplating a manger scene on a neighbor's lawn.

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Al Andrews

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Al Andrews is the founder and executive director of Porter's Call which is dedicated to counseling, supporting and encouraging recording artists and their families. He's authored several books including a children's work called The Boy, the Kite and the Wind, and a Christmas book titled A Walk One Winter Night. Al is also a counselor who worked in private practice for more than 10 years. He and his wife, Nita, reside in Nashville and have two sons.