The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Specials

Christmas TV specials, limited series and movies are bigger than ever these days from now until the New Year, you’ll be able to find some festive yule-tide programming every night of the week. From the traditional viewing of It’s a Wonderful Life, the different versions of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, to baking shows and live music specials, we’ve got them all listed on the new Christmas TV Specials page. (Since not all of the networks list their specials early, this list will be updated throughout the coming weeks, so check back often for new additions!)

New Urban Rescue Band Touring with Rend Collective

Information about Urban Rescue.
(Photos: UrbanRescueMusic.com)


The Los Angeles-based band, Urban Rescue, dubbed a “revival band,” has just released their Wild Heart EP which is the band’s first with Rend Family Records, which itself is a partnership between Rend Collective (the Irish Christian band that likes bang a lot of drums during their concerts) and Capitol Christian Music Group. But Urban Rescue is not only partnering with Rend Collective business-wise. They are touring with them with a few stops here in the Northwest this month.

In his blog site, JustToBeHere.com, frontman Jordan Frye describes how his parent became divorced when he was in junior high school. About a year later his mother was diagnosed with Leukemia who survived but not until after six months of recover in a hospital. Frye says that during this time, he really to turned to worship music as a source of strength. He describes it as the center of gravity for him.

For Frye, and the rest of the Urban Rescue band, they see themselves on a real mission. They are not just playing music for entertainment. It goes deeper than that.

“We all live in broken places. We all live in fractured communities.” Says Frye. “We believe that God is in the business of restoring cities. My prayer for people when they hear our music is that they find the beginning of hope. A new start. That the love of God would touch their heart in such a way that they would know that Jesus is real … My hope is that for the person who feels hopeless, lost or brokenhearted that they would find in our music a spark that ignites the flame of faith again or for the first time. A faith that knows there is something more to Jesus than just another religious practice. A faith that believes Jesus is alive and is close to the brokenhearted."

To give you a sample of what these guys sound like, check out this video:

To learn more about this group and to find the full list of tour dates, visit the Urban Rescue website.

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