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October 10, 2023 31 mins

"Journey To Bethlehem," a live-action Christmas musical adventure, that weaves classic Christmas melodies with humor, faith, and new pop songs in a retelling of the greatest story ever told, the story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus, opens next month. Co-writers, Adam Anders and Nikki Anders join me today!

Adam, is a four-time Grammy nominee and two-time People’s Choice Award winner who co-wrote, directed, and produced the feature musical.  Nikki is an award winning composer and producer who co-wrote the film with her husband. They've worked together on many projects before, and are known in my teenage-heavy household for bringing us "Glee". "Journey to Bethlehem" is a gift to all of us this holiday season, I can't wait for you to listen in! ~ Delilah

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Speaker 1 (00:04):
Hello, my friend. Welcome to love someone with Delilah. The
rain has been coming down ooh at my farm. I've
got a skylight in my hallway upstairs, and when it rains,
it sounds like music on the skylight. I go stand

(00:24):
under it just to listen to it. And I've started
flipping lights on in the house when we get up
on school mornings because it's still a little dark outside.
Sure signs that summer's gone her merry way and beautiful
autumn has taken her place. We know too that this
visit will only be too brief, as old man Winner

(00:47):
will want his turn soon. What is the weather like
in your little corner of the world. Some areas still
experiencing some heat. Are you pulling on rain boots when
you head out to do chore? Do you do chores?
Have you been affected by any of the hurricanes and
all the water they bring? Whatever Mother Nature is doling out,

(01:11):
I hope you can look upon it with wonder and
a little bit of awe. I hope you teach your
young kids or grandkids to go dance in the rain.
My bushels of mums on the front porch are bright
little beacons of fall. Splendor, the pumpkins that are ripe
in the garden, and glorious gourds I've piled up. I've

(01:32):
been canning pickles and relish apple sauce and great jam
canning and preserving the last of the garden goodness. And
my chickens have been helping me car a few Jacka Lannards.
What a fun trend that is? Did that on social media?
So many things to look forward to in the coming months.

(01:53):
And on this episode of Love Someone, my guests are
going to tell us about something coming soon for the
holiday season that is really exciting. Adam Anders is a
four time Grammy nominee, two time People's Choice Award winner.
For many years, he served as the executive music producer

(02:14):
of Glee. He sold over one hundred million records and
worked with artist ranging from the Jonas Brothers and Miley
Cyrus to Andy Grammer and c low Green. His music
has been heard in film productions like High School Musical,
The Wedding Planner, Captain Underpants, and Rock of Ages. Look

(02:38):
up this name again. His name is Adam Anders, and
you'll see his writing and directing credits just goes on
and on and on and on. Movies, music projects, TV.
He is joined today by award winning recording artist and
songwriter Nicky Anders, who can also brag about her production

(02:58):
skills as well as being a record in mute Uzig
Publishing company owner. Nicky has written, performed, or produced for
many major motion pictures and television shows including Glee, Hannah,
Montana High School Musical Three, The Jonas Brothers films, Camp
Rock and Camp Rock two, along with a lot of

(03:18):
other hits too many to list. Her songs have sold
over twenty five million records for Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers,
Demmy Lovado, Backstreet Boys, Clay Aiken, Chryl Crowe, just to
name a few. Most recently, her time has been dedicated
to Golden Globe winning TV series Glee, where her voice

(03:39):
is the secret weapon for music producer and husband Adam
Anders when recreating each song and as a mentor and
vocal producer on the Glee project. They are here with
us today to share the news of an upcoming Christmas movie.
Adam and Nicky both co wrote and Adam directed, produced,
and created music for the greatest story ever told, that

(04:00):
of the Birth of Jesus of Nazareth in the Journey
to Bethlehem. It'll be in theaters beginning November tenth. I
got a sneak peek, a sneak preview of this movie.
My kids and I watched it. I was so thrilled
with it. It's the first musical it is. It would
be so beautiful on stage. I hope they turn it

(04:20):
into a musical recounting Mary and Joseph's journey, and our
entire family was mesmeriz from start to finish. It has
some really incredible talent Fiona Palomo, Milo Mannheim, Joel Smallbone
from one of our favorite musical groups for King, and
country singer rapper Lacree, and Academy Award nominee Antonio Banderas

(04:45):
portraying the evil King herod Ooh, he was brilliant. I
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Someone Today. We're going to talk about something very wholesome.
So with me today is Nicki Anders and her husband
Adam Anders. And you guys have had your hands on.

Speaker 2 (06:23):
Everything anything where there's music.

Speaker 1 (06:26):
And young people, music, young people and visuals. And we're
going to talk today about yeah, pop culture. And since
I'm a child of the sixties and seventies, my pop
culture was Bobby Sherman. Okay, I stopped pop culture When

(06:49):
a really handsome actor left er. Ooh, yeah, which one
was that? Who was there? That was George Clooney. When
George Clune and he broke up with this so far
off and left er. That was it for me. That
was my last well that didn't see Yeah, my last
pop crushes. But since I have twelve daughters, I have

(07:14):
gone through a lot, a lot of pulp pop culture.

Speaker 3 (07:20):
Hyper Do you actually have twelve.

Speaker 1 (07:21):
Daughters I have. I have eight daughters and my husband
has four daughters.

Speaker 3 (07:26):
Oh my, we only have two boys.

Speaker 1 (07:30):
Get to work. What are you guys doing work?

Speaker 3 (07:33):
Yeah, you're like our core audience.

Speaker 1 (07:36):
Then you can fill my whole family. And we do,
and we do. We used to have a theater that
was like a mile from my house, and anytime something
amazing was coming out, like the movie we're about to
talk about, they would rent the theater to do a
preview for me, which was very sweet, and the film
company would buy me popcorn and I would say, Okay,

(07:58):
I'm going to bring a few people, and their popcorn
bill would be like, you know, thousands of dollars. They're like,
what the heck I said? I told you I was
bringing my family They're like, how many how many are
in your family? I said, well, I have fifteen kids
and my husband has five. So you do the math. Yeah,

(08:19):
you the.

Speaker 3 (08:19):
Difference between going number one or number two, Like, if
your family goes then it's.

Speaker 1 (08:23):
Number one exactly exactly. But this movie is going to
be number one anyway. We're talking about a new movie
that is coming out next month, Journey to Bethlehem, And
I got a sneak preview. The movie theater is closed,
and so I I did. We watched it here in
the basement of my house on a drop down screen,

(08:46):
and I wish that we were in the movie theater
because if we had been in the movie theater, all
of my kids would have been up dancing to the songs. Yeah, yeah,
there are something that happens.

Speaker 2 (08:58):
We hope that up.

Speaker 1 (08:58):
There are some fun songs in Journey to Bethlham.

Speaker 2 (09:02):
Thank you.

Speaker 1 (09:03):
So what made this project something? You guys said, yes,
this is this is where our passions are going to be.
How first off, when did you start filming?

Speaker 3 (09:12):
We started filming in February first, I think was the
first day of shooting this year. But it's been in
the works for a very long time. I had the
idea originally, I don'tant to date myself. Like years ago
six Nicky's from Iowa. We were home visiting for Christmas
and I couldn't find anything to watch, and I don't

(09:33):
know why. It hit me that I thought, Wow, nobody's
done a musical of Nativity. That'd be cool. And I
sat down that Christmas and wrote the first eleven page treatment,
which had a lot of the song ideas and everything
in it. And then, you know, life got in the way,
and there's been ups and downs and trying to make
it sold. It didn't get made back, you know, just

(09:54):
been crazy. And then during COVID kind of got new
clarity and wrote a new version of the script and
decided to direct it. And then it's just like boom,
off we went and next thing I knew, I moved
to Spain and we started shooting this thing.

Speaker 1 (10:08):
So this is a baby that took seventeen years too,
this is our oldest child.

Speaker 4 (10:14):
Yeah, it's been really painful birth, really painful.

Speaker 1 (10:21):
So Nikki, it sounds like you've been there for every
step of the way. When did you say, I gotta
do this too, I gotta I gotta lend my voice.
I gotta lend my words. I gotta, we gotta do
this as a team, as a family, because it's a
family movie.

Speaker 2 (10:35):
It is a family movie.

Speaker 1 (10:36):
It's a family story about the greatest family got ever
wove together, created by a family.

Speaker 2 (10:47):
Yeah.

Speaker 1 (10:47):
I love that.

Speaker 2 (10:49):
It's really crazy. You know.

Speaker 4 (10:50):
We actually have worked together for almost our entire release.

Speaker 3 (10:54):
Our first date was writing a song together. That gives
you any idea?

Speaker 1 (11:00):
Wait, wait, which song? Which song? Do we know it?

Speaker 3 (11:03):
It was probably terrible. We fought the whole time, I think,
but I don't know if that.

Speaker 4 (11:08):
It was probably on my soul ever came out.

Speaker 3 (11:11):
I think it was Adore You from the wedding planner.

Speaker 1 (11:13):
I think it was you wrote a Nanai adore You
song on your first date.

Speaker 3 (11:19):
I thought that's a.

Speaker 1 (11:21):
Really good point on your first date.

Speaker 3 (11:24):
Well yeah, because it's all fresh and I'm like, wow,
you're cute and you run a door you song.

Speaker 2 (11:28):
I'm not ready for love yet, but you're ready for adoration.

Speaker 1 (11:31):
Adoration. Yeah, that's a good thing. I met my husband
at the gym, and he never saw me with my
hair combed or makeup on for the first six months
of our friendship, like he saw me a relationship at
my absolute least attractive, But it was good because we
got to know each other.

Speaker 2 (11:52):
I believe in that.

Speaker 4 (11:53):
I believe in putting your worst out there first because
that's what you can get through the worst, then you're
definitely gonna enjoy best.

Speaker 3 (12:00):
Well. I think that's a good way to get to
know each other. But also writing a song is a
pretty good way to figure out.

Speaker 1 (12:07):
So now you've written a song, you've written a movie,
you've produced a movie, and what was something this film
taught you? Like something you didn't know either about the
story the greatest story ever told, or about your connection
to it when you started this seventeen years ago.

Speaker 3 (12:30):
I think it taught me that making movies is really hard.
It's not for the faint of heart. But I think
it also for me personally. I just I fell in
love with directing and making movies. So it was a
really personal journey for me and just kind of changing careers.
But I think for both of us, you know, we

(12:52):
we relate to Mary and Joseph, you know, as a couple,
and it's kind of fun writing a musical about a
couple when you're a couple, and it makes it very
personal and human, and it was an interesting thing for
us to explore. You know, everybody knows Mary and Joseph
ended up together in the story in the Bible, but
why was it for love or for duty? And we

(13:14):
wanted to explore that through this musical and kind tell
the original Rome and Juliet if you will. So that
was really appealing and fun for me as.

Speaker 2 (13:25):
The female perspective here.

Speaker 4 (13:26):
I feel like, you know, you had I had to
really think and deeply about what Mary was going through
at that because she was a human being, well at least,
and she had feelings, and.

Speaker 2 (13:40):
She had family, and she living in a time at.

Speaker 4 (13:43):
Which it was not an easy thing to show up
pregnant to your fiance.

Speaker 3 (13:48):
Yeah, the stakes were high.

Speaker 1 (13:50):
The stakes were high, and yet uh, I loved this
was probably my favorite aspect of the movie. You didn't
waiver from that truth that she knew that she knew
that she knew that this was divine, that she was
carrying Messiah.

Speaker 3 (14:10):
You know, Yeah, I love that you say that. I
think a big thing for us was married to us
would have been strong. She would have been the strongest
girl God could find for this task. She wouldn't have
been a dormat. She would have had a POV and
that probably wasn't very popular then, but I think that's

(14:30):
what made her stand out and made her right for
the job, if you will. So that was fun for
us too because it's a very modern, you know, very
modern story. There's so many truths in this story that
you can relate to today. So in that being that
she was, I mean, you imagine how alone she must
have felt in that time. So it's very emotional too,

(14:52):
And we.

Speaker 4 (14:52):
Also try to stay very true to the scripture as well.
I mean it's much I don't think there's not a
lot written from Mary's point of view in the Bible,
but what we could get we stayed one hundred percent
true to. But there's you know a lot of things
in her mind that would never be able to be known.

(15:13):
So that's where our deep dive would take place.

Speaker 3 (15:17):
In the creative License, it's in the in betweens as
we call it. You have the scripture verses, Well, what
happened in between?

Speaker 2 (15:22):
What would I think?

Speaker 4 (15:22):
I mean, if my family's legacy and their reputation was
on the line and it was all on my shoulders
as a human being, what would I I'd be crying
out to God, just like I need God because that's
the only person that I have. It's the only thing
that I have that can sustain me. So her personal
journey is pretty powerful, I think.

Speaker 3 (15:41):
And then Joseph, who you know should have stoned her
like you said, and definitely should have ended the marriage. Instead,
he ended up standing by her side and taking, if
you will, her stain upon him and saying, this is
my child that we had out of wedlock. You know,
it's a pretty amazing love story.

Speaker 1 (15:57):
Well, and I love the fact that you show him
being kind of ambivalent. Mary never was. But you know,
the angel came to her first. Your angel, by the way,
he is hysterical. My kids were, look, Cray was cracking
my kids up so much. Oh that was that was

(16:19):
very well written and very well acted. And the song
everything was so sweet, so glorious and yet tongue in
cheek and fun at the same time. But but the
angel didn't appear to Joseph right away. He had a
little time to try to digest this, and you showed

(16:40):
his ambivalence and his being torn, so torn until you know,
God's like, no, dude, She's not kidding, dude, She's not kidding.
She's not making this up.

Speaker 3 (16:58):
There was something interesting about the idea that he wanted
to believe her for something in him said, you need
to believe her even though everything in the world is
saying walk away. And I think we can relate to that.
I think we've all had probably relationships where your family,
everybodys saying this is not the right person for you,
you need somebody else, or whatever. But you know there's
something about this person, You're meant for, this person, you

(17:20):
should be with that person.

Speaker 1 (17:22):
Wait, wait, wait, did anybody come against you two when
you when you were writing songs together?

Speaker 3 (17:27):
Confession session happens when you write a script, your own
life ends up being poured into the pages. We definitely had.
We fell in love and were planning our wedding within
two weeks, and that took almost four years to get
married because life got in the way. But you know,
and people talking and people talking, yeah, yeah, yeah, of course,
for sure. I think we've probably all experienced it on

(17:49):
some level.

Speaker 1 (17:50):
And I love that you had Mary grabbing him and saying, Okay,
you're marrying me.

Speaker 3 (17:55):
Yeah, yeah, I'll probably get some crap for that, but
I just saw it's so cute.

Speaker 1 (17:59):
It was very cut.

Speaker 3 (18:01):
Yeah, and yeah, it's it's it's really fun when she
does that.

Speaker 4 (18:05):
But I love that that little thing where you know,
they chose to trust God instead of trusting what the
world was saying.

Speaker 3 (18:13):
Yeah, I think they took a step of faith. You know,
I think we all need to do that in our lives. Now.

Speaker 1 (18:18):
That wasn't a step of faith. That was stepping off
the Grand Canyon kind of step of faith. Okay, Antonio
Banderas and what was that like working with him?

Speaker 3 (18:36):
He is brilliant. You know. I had him in my
sights for a long time and it was funny how
it all came together. He was very busy directing a play,
actually a son time play, and he didn't even want
to be bothered with this because he was so focused.
But I just knew I need somebody who can sing,
first of all, because his Herod's song you heard it
is really difficult.

Speaker 1 (18:56):
Yeah, Herod's song for me, that was of all the
music that was that was the highlight. It was so good.

Speaker 3 (19:05):
So he's so amazing.

Speaker 1 (19:06):
He's so amazing.

Speaker 3 (19:07):
Say, everyone's singing every note in this movie, and I
wanted it that way. And Antonio's song is the most challenging,
and even he thought, I can't sing this, and I'm like,
I know you can sing it. I've seen him fan
of the opera and everything else, so I had it
took some convincing, so I'd go to his play in
Madrid and kind of keep showing up until he talked

(19:27):
to me. And then he loved the script and then
he liked the song, and then I convinced him that
he could sing it, and man, did he sing it,
and he just committed. He's a very religious man, very
strong Catholic, and he has loved the story and he
just embodied this character like I couldn't believe. I mean,
he made a page.

Speaker 1 (19:43):
Come alive, boy, didn't he though? Herod's never looked so
deviously wonderful.

Speaker 3 (19:51):
And he switches on a dime from evil to just
like childish and he's really brilliant.

Speaker 1 (19:56):
And yeah, yeah, that for me. And I think that
you know, when you go to Christmas productions, when you
see the Nativity story, that is is absent. I've never
seen it. I mean I've gone to the Roquettes for
years and years and years and seen the living Nativity.
They never mentioned that here it is, you know, out

(20:19):
to to make sure his throne is not disrupted.

Speaker 3 (20:24):
He was very insecure and history shows it. You know,
he killed everybody that he thought might be a threat
to his throne, including his family. He was a very
evil man. And I thought it was just this story
just had everything built in. You know, you have your
love story, you have your villain, and then you have
your comic relief from me with the Wiseman. They gave

(20:44):
me that device, which is super fun to play with
as well, because you need comedy.

Speaker 1 (20:48):
It's a merror What is murder?

Speaker 3 (20:53):
The way like in Sunday School? Like, what is mrr? Like?
I don't know what this is?

Speaker 1 (21:02):
You can't say mrr though, you got to say it now.
For the rest of my life, say mror.

Speaker 3 (21:09):
He knows what we're talking about. You will soon en.

Speaker 1 (21:11):
Yeah, once you go see Journey to Bethlehem, everybody in
America will be saying what is murr? It was fun
and it was something that I loved sharing with my family.

Speaker 3 (21:26):
Oh that's what we wanted.

Speaker 1 (21:28):
We had like I.

Speaker 2 (21:29):
Think they were six. Five boys have loved it too.

Speaker 1 (21:33):
How old are they?

Speaker 2 (21:35):
So we've got an eleven year old and a fourteen
year old?

Speaker 1 (21:37):
Oh and eleven year olds and fourteen year olds don't
love really anything.

Speaker 3 (21:41):
They hate everything.

Speaker 1 (21:42):
They hate everything.

Speaker 3 (21:44):
Yeah, yeah, you know, it was really awesome having them
though along the way because we've been able to make
a musical that boys love too.

Speaker 4 (21:52):
Yeah.

Speaker 1 (21:52):
It's a very it's very targeted, I think towards I mean,
it's got the love story for the girls, and you're
Mary is gorgeous and sweet and sassy and confident. I've
also never seen Mary portrayed as somebody the way you
did in the beginning, as an intellectual who wanted to
reject the whole notion of an arranged marriage.

Speaker 3 (22:14):
And the way we handle the massacre of the incident.
You know, we we allude to it, but we don't
show that we know the whole we both did this
was for our family to enjoy, for your family enjoy.
We want grandparents and grandkids and everyone in between to
be able to sit down every Christmas and watch this
and and you know, and know what Christmas is about.
But in a very digestible, approachable way. I think that

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everyone will love.

Speaker 1 (22:36):
And everybody will want to get some mur.

Speaker 4 (22:41):
Mercillrocket, yes, skyrocketed.

Speaker 3 (22:45):
Plush toys.

Speaker 1 (22:46):
Oh my god, there's so many cute, cute and funny
and laughable and emotional scenes, the song between Mary and
Joseph when they fall and love and they're the well,
and just so many beautiful moments. I commend you, I
applaud you, I thank you.

Speaker 3 (23:08):
That means the world.

Speaker 2 (23:09):
Yeah, thank you, because.

Speaker 1 (23:10):
I am a lot of love, lot of hard work,
so sick of holiday movies that are nothing but girls
goes back to small town, meets boy, stand against all
odds and they end up happily ever after. You know,
that's ninety nine percent of the Christmas movies that are
available that I'm like, no.

Speaker 3 (23:29):
That's why we made this.

Speaker 2 (23:31):
Yeah.

Speaker 4 (23:31):
And there's something powerful about music that you know, pulls
down your defenses too. I think it engages people on
a deeper emotional level. I think telling the story with
music too is something that I think we've been encouraged
to see. The reaction so far.

Speaker 3 (23:47):
So fun sitting in theaters for me and the screen,
I kind of hide out when we do these screens
and they're supposed to be super nerve wracking, but the
reaction is so great from that they're crying, they're laughing,
I mean, everything you'd hope for and loving the music,
so it's been really rewarding.

Speaker 1 (24:01):
Did we mention the dancing, Oh, the dancing.

Speaker 3 (24:06):
Fine, No musical is complete without some dancing.

Speaker 1 (24:09):
We're catching up with the co writers of the new
musical Journey to Bethlehem, Adam and Nicki Anders. Adam is
also responsible for the music and direction of the film.
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Speaker 3 (25:42):
Well, faith is a big part of my life and
my wife's life. I grew up in church, my parents
or ministers, so I grew up with these stories or
my tradition. I love these stories. In this one particular,
I thought, what an amazing musical it could be. Right,
there's not many stories in the I will let that
are so joyful and bring so much hope. So to

(26:05):
be able to frame that in a way that kids
can lean in and everybody can lean in this story
and enjoy it together as a family at Christmas just
became a passion that I couldn't couldn't like go for
seventeen years.

Speaker 2 (26:18):
And I know it.

Speaker 3 (26:19):
Yeah, And my poor kids they've heard about it their
entire lives. Literally, I've been trying for seventeen years to
make this and my oldest is fourteen, So poor kids.

Speaker 1 (26:28):
So it really is your first child, it really is.

Speaker 3 (26:32):
Spain, my fourteen year old just looked at me, Dad,
don't make a bad movie or it's all a waste.
I'm like, great, thanks, well.

Speaker 1 (26:39):
Thank you, thank you for that inspiring thought.

Speaker 3 (26:42):
Yeah, but it's very personal story, you know, it's a
part of who we are, and I just, yeah, I
just wanted to share it with the world in a
new way.

Speaker 1 (26:50):
So you said something very important to me, and that
is it's such a hopeful story. It is the hope
of the world. Without that story, without that little teenage
girl saying yes, I truly, none of us I don't
think would be here. But if I did happen here

(27:12):
upon earth and I didn't know that to be true,
I certainly would not have survived the last ten years.

Speaker 3 (27:21):
Me too, I think because millions of us feel the same.

Speaker 1 (27:24):
Way, right, Yeah, that's the hope of the world, and
you've shared it in a beautiful way.

Speaker 3 (27:30):
I think that's why it's so emotional, even this movie.
I think that surprised me how emotional I get every
single time I watch it. And I've seen it.

Speaker 1 (27:39):
And you wrote it and I wrote it.

Speaker 3 (27:41):
But every time, the Nativity scene just gets me every
time because it's personal, you know, it's part of who
we are. And it is, like you said, the hope
for the world, and we need it. Life is hard
and it's a dark time, and I think we need
more hopeful things and light. You know, my company is
called night Light, and we named it that because we

(28:03):
you know, light needs darkness to shine. So we just
want to make movies and shows that bring some joy
and light to the world.

Speaker 1 (28:11):
Well, thank you for not hiding your light under a basket.

Speaker 3 (28:15):
Yeah it's easier sometimes.

Speaker 1 (28:18):
Yeah, it is, especially in your industry.

Speaker 3 (28:21):
Yep, that is not a lie. You know what. They've
embraced us. They've embraced this film and we're very excited
about it.

Speaker 4 (28:31):
Oh.

Speaker 1 (28:32):
I love you guys. You guys are great. Thank you
for a journey to Bethlehem. Thank you for spending time
with us. And I pray you have the best holiday
season ever and that that miracle that Mary refused to
deny is a reality for everyone this holiday season.

Speaker 3 (28:51):
I think it's a great reminder to go see what
Christmas is about. November tenth, theaters nationwide worldwide.

Speaker 1 (28:58):
Journey to Bethlehem.

Speaker 3 (29:02):
Yes, Jerny Bethlehem and wait dot com you can actually
tickets are on sale already. Bethlamovie dot com.

Speaker 1 (29:10):
You can go back Journey to bethlehemmovie dot com or
look up Anders Media. Nikki and Adam, thank you for
this time, and thank you for this wonderful movie, and
thank you for getting to Antonio benderis good luck, and
again thank you. A young woman carrying an unimaginable responsibility,

(29:34):
a young man torn between love and honor, A jealous
king who will stop at nothing to keep his crown.
Journey to Bethlehem is a live action Christmas musical adventure
for the entire family that weaves classic Christmas melodies with humor, faith,

(29:55):
and new pop songs in a retelling of the greatest
story ever told, that of Mary Joseph and the Birth
of Baby Jesus. A unique new entry into the collection
of holiday classic movies, this epic Christmas musical is unlike
any before it. You'll be able to see it in
theaters next month, just as the days grow dark and

(30:17):
dreary and we all need a little extra dose of
inspiration and an uplifting reminder of the reason for this
season we're headed into. November tenth is the big day
it'll be in theaters. Go to Journey to Bethlehemmovie dot com.
Journey to bethlehemmovie dot com to watch the trailer and

(30:39):
get more information. There are also Facebook and Instagram pages
for the movie so you can follow along there too.
Are you as jaw dropping impressed with our guests today
as I am? Look them up at Andersmedia dot com
producers to learn more about this dynamic duo and keep
up to date with all their latest projects. You know,

(31:00):
whatever they're involved with, it's gonna be great, it's gonna
be fabulous, it's gonna be something you want to sing
along with. Find someone to visit a pumpkin patch with
this month. If there are no little ones in your family,
tag along with someone. Sip some cider, put out a
bright fall wreath, or a few pots of mums to
greet your visitors, some pumpkins, some gourds, or just brighten

(31:23):
your own spirits as you come and go. Set yourself
up with some healthy routines, some good nutrition, a regular
sleep schedule, and get your steps in. We know these
things to be the very best stressed reducers during a
time of year that's difficult for many. I'll be working
on taking my own advice, trying to get my steps
in and I sure appreciate you being here for me

(31:46):
night after night on the radio and here on our podcast.
Let's keep each other company and remember to slow down
and love someone. Do
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