“Inside Edition” reporter Megan Alexander is on a mission to show Americans that “faith is very much alive” in small towns across the country.
Alexander, who hosts UPtv’s new holiday show, “Small Town Christmas,” will take viewers to four towns in the U.S. throughout the series — places where people take Christmas celebrations to the next level.
But more than mere decorations and ceremony, Alexander told Faithwire that it is faith — and the real meaning of Christmas — at the center of many of these celebratory events.
“The big takeaway, for me, is that our small towns and our small businesses are the heartbeat of America,” she said. “And faith is very much alive in these small towns. Christmas cheer overload!”
Watch Alexander reveal what she observed about faith — and Christmas cheer — in America:
Throughout the four-part series, Alexander will take viewers to Branson, Missouri; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Natchitoches, Louisiana; and Summerville, South Carolina.
“In all of these small towns, church is still the center of so much holiday activity,” she said. “And it used to be that way in our country. It’s not so much that way in the big towns, in the big cities, but, in the small towns, everyone still knows the pastor … and that was really cool to celebrate.”
Alexander shared her own personal passion for Christmas, noting that she “fell in love” with the holiday as a little girl after she saw “The Nutcracker” for the first time.
As a Christian, though, it is the real meaning of the season that fuels her affection for this time of year.
“As a believer, obviously it’s Jesus’ birth,” she said of Christmas. “It’s the most celebrated and special day for us who believe in Jesus Christ. He came into the world for us.”
Now, Alexander is hoping to translate her love of Christmas into a show audiences will truly enjoy. Watch a “Small Town Christmas” to celebrate faith and see the “different ways these towns bring Christmas to life.”
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