Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

This Christmas Eve Kim welcomes Bill Federer, host of American Minute, speaker, and author of many books including "There Really is a Santa Claus: The History of Saint Nicholas & Christmas Holiday Traditions."

Yes, Virginia, Christ Really Was Born on December 25

Kim and Producer Steve share their family Christmas traditions, the theme of today’s show.  This Christmas Eve Kim welcomes Bill Federer, host of American Minute, speaker, and author of many books including There Really is a Santa Claus:  The History of Saint Nicholas & Christmas Holiday Traditions.  Bill begins with the Dead Sea Scrolls giving us evidence that Christ was born on December 25th.  Bill then shares the historical importance of St. Nicholas (270-343) over the centuries.  St. Nick worked to help the poor in their time of need.  He began his mission when he anonymously threw money into people’s homes so that people would give credit to the church and subsequently the term “Secret of Gift Giving” emerged.  Other references familiar to us today that have strong connections to St. Nicholas include breakfast, Christ Cross, Christkindl, St. Patrick’s three leaf clover, Wednesday, Evergreen trees, and the nativity scene.  St. Nicholas’ influence can also be noted in the writings of Washington Irving and Charles Dickens, and various cities throughout the world including Gotham City.  Bill also explains how St. Nicholas became the Patron Saint of Pawnbrokers, Patron Saint of Russia and Patron Saint of the Dutch.  Bill concludes his discussion with many noteworthy historical events on Christmas Day.

Show sponsor Steve Cruice, co-owner of Three Points Financial, encourages listeners to get organized for year end.  Three Points Financial provides a check list of mandatory document retention, including income tax returns.  Steve can also provide a resource to help you get all your financial information from all accounts in one place.  Email Steve at for assistance on this.  Hal Van Hercke, owner of Castlegate Knife and Tool, thanks listeners for their patronage and wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas.  Hal cherishes people being with one another during this season and Kim chimes in that it is a time of reflection, Bible reading, and reading of other great classics.  Merry Christmas to one and all!

My valued sponsors


If you’re looking to purchase a home or refinance, Lorne Levy can help. For a limited time Lorn will include a free appraisal with all home purchases and refinances. Take advantage of  low rates and the included appraisal for an additional $599 in savings. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Support The Kim Monson Show

Freedom vs Force. Force vs Freedom. Let’s have a conversation!

Partner with me as we engage in the “Battle of Ideas” occurring in our homes, our communities, our state and our nation. It is important to understand the issues so that we can converse with others in calm, reasonable voices. In order to preserve our Liberties, we must change hearts and minds.

Words are powerful. Ronald Reagan freed Berliners with the words, “Mr. Gorbachev, Tear down this wall!” My goal is that through my radio shows, website, social media, podcasts and women’s groups, I help you find the words to persuade those in your sphere of influence that Freedom is better than Force. If something is a good idea, it shouldn’t need force to implement it.

My business structure is unique. I purchase my airtime for my radio shows which means I have full editorial control of content, guests and the other projects. I welcome your partnership in keeping me on the air. In doing so, you will exponentially augment the good work that you are already involved in. Politics is downstream from culture which is downstream from education. Together we will engage and empower our fellow, hardworking Coloradans in the Battle of Ideas that is raging in our state.


Get my weekly show schedule, breaking news, and special offers, invitations, and deals from The Kim Monson Show and my valued partners.

Copyright 2019 @ Kim Monson
colorado conservative values kim monson

Sign up for The Kim Monson Show newsletter.

Every Sunday you’ll get our upcoming week’s schedule, links to Kim’s latest podcasts, feature articles on the important political and social issues facing Coloradans. You’ll also be the first to hear about exclusive events and offers from Kim and her partners.