In his book, “We Were Here,” journalist Sam Stein chronicles the rise and fall of the so-called “Merry Christmas Miracle.”

The story was told by author Peter Fenton and the film version starred Robert De Niro and Nicole Kidman.

The film’s makers, Mark Burnett and Mark Burnett Productions, are working on the sequel, which is slated to hit theaters in 2018.

But if you’re hoping for a story of how Christmas came to be and how the holiday became such a religious phenomenon, you’ll have to wait until 2018 to find out.

In this episode of the podcast, host Michael J. Anderson explains why the Christian tradition of Christmas is a bit of a mess.

What’s the difference between Christmas and Easter?

What’s different about the Christian Christmas?

How did the tradition evolve and grow?

Why does Christmas matter to the Christian world?

Tune in for answers and answers to these questions in this episode.