HOLIDAY WRAPPINGS presents the enchanting stories surrounding Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas.
The tradition, history, legends, and lore of the holiday season are all lovingly packaged, then carefully unwrapped for all to enjoy. From the Pilgrim’s Thanksgiving at Plymouth, to the meaning of Advent, to the stories behind your favorite Christmas carols, HOLIDAY WRAPPINGS is entertaining and heart-warming.
A joint project of Ron and Ila Klemm, HOLIDAY WRAPPINGS captures the festive spirit of the season in these daily vignettes.
HOLIDAY WRAPPINGS is written by long-time educator Ila Klemm. After 21 years as faculty member at Westminster Christian Academy in St. Louis, Ila currently teaches drama and speech at North County Christian School in Florissant, Missouri. With a Master of Theater Arts from Lindenwood University, Ila is a respected drama coach and playwright. Learn more about Ila HERE.
Ron Klemm, Manger of CLASSIC99.com, is the producer and host of HOLIDAY WRAPPINGS. Ron began his career in sports broadcasting while still in high school. He attended Dordt College and studied music while serving as a student-manager and later program director for a local Iowa radio station. When music conflicted with sports, he chose music and met his lovely wife, Ila. His voice is well-known in St. Louis and beyond. He has been with KFUO since 1978. Learn more about Ron HERE.
“The programs started out as just an opportunity for us to share the joy of our favorite season of the year. Over the years we’ve made these vignettes more personal, as our experiences and travel gave us new inspiration.”
“I’ll never forget the day we visited the Austrian village of Oberndorf. As we stood on the site where Franz Gruber and Joseph Mohr made their historic collaboration and gave birth to the most famous carol of all, ‘Silent Night,’ we realized that there was no trumpet fanfare, no huge pipe organ, no 1000-voice choir; just two guys, two women and a guitar in a most unassuming place. That made an indelible impression on us.”