Tag: Christmas

Fred Rogers – King Friday and Jingle Bells

Fred Rogers https://www.fredrogers.org/ enjoys being King Friday http://www.neighborhoodarchive.com/mrn/characters/king_friday/index.html with Passages host Dennis Benson https://celebrationrock.wordpress.com/2008/04/11/dennis-benson-always-on-the-cutting-edge/ in ringing in the holiday! The king teaches us how to do the royal version of the holiday favorite Jingle Bells.  Click on the audio file below.


Jingle Bells Rock by Bobby Helms


A Christmas gift from the Passages Radio Show and Presbyterian Media Mission

Passages Radio Christmas Program featuring Fred Rogers, David Newell aka Mr. McFeely and host Dennis C. Benson of Passages by clicking on the audio file below.

Have a blessed and Merry Christmas!



The gift of stories!

We will bring to you over the next week stories of Christmas.  Helping us all to appreciate the blessings that come each and everyday into our lives.

Enjoy this first installment from your Presbyterian friends at Media Mission!

Caroline shares about her grandfather and how he made Christmas special.  Clip on audio tab below ….

David and his wife find that living simply in the wilderness can be a challenge on a long cold winter night.  Listen to him tell about a Christmas Eve that they’ll never forget by clicking on the audio tab below ….

Robert finds himself in the Holy Land with those picturesque adobe houses and desert just like long ago when Jesus was born.  He is home sick but finds a kindred spirit through music!  Listen to his story by clicking on the audio tab below ….

Vicky is depressed and wants out of the hospital for Christmas!  The doctor is willing to let her go home if her blood count is right.  Listen and find out if Vicky is able to go home for Christmas by clicking on the audio button below.

What are your stories of the season?  Please consider sharing them with those you encounter who may need a story of hope and faith this Christmas., It just might be the best gift you give!

Have a blessed Christmas!  Audio tab below music by BE Taylor “Feel the Love at Christmas!”

From the Presbyterian Media Mission Leadership Team.

Give a gift to Presbyterian Media Mission this year by selecting the You Can Make A Difference Donate button on this page.  Select Presbyterian Media Mission from the options listed.

Thank you for giving!



What to tell kids about Santa Claus!

Why would Mister Rogers suggest our changing how we talk about Santa with our kids?


It is hard to believe that anyone could criticize everyone’s favorite neighbor! It happens even to Mister Rogers’. Listen to Fred Rogers share about how he got criticized by parents for how he shared about Santa Claus. Click on the audio file below.

Home – Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning & Children’s Media

The legacy of Fred Rogers guides everything we do. From the beautiful simplicity of modeling nurturing interactions with young children to the thoughtful use of educational technology, we learn from Fred’s timeless wisdom and approach.

We are less than a week from concluding another Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive for those in need of gently used sweaters that you can donate to help a neighbor keep warm this winter. Collection bin is in the lobby at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh on the Northside of Pittsburgh.

Community Needs | Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

In the spirit of Fred Rogers’ lessons of helping others, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh holds an annual Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive each winter. Since 2001, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has collected more than 35,500 sweaters, distributing them to families in need throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Thank you for helping us keep our neighbors warm!
We have collected over 35,000 sweaters over the years to be a blessing to those in need of keeping warm.