- ‘Carol of the Bells’ Is More Than a Christmas Favorite. It’s a Ukrainian Cry of Independence.Composed during World War I, “Shchedryk” folk song has survived the Nazi, communist, and now commercial eras to remind and revive the ties of hearth and home.
- What Language Is This? Coptic Comes to ChristmasA new song highlights a growing interest outside the Egyptian church in reviving an ancient language of the Christian world.
- Have Popular Carols Lost Their Sense of Worship?Even with today’s nonstop Christmas soundtrack, churches can still embrace the storytelling and nostalgia that comes with seasonal hymns.
- Hallelujah! ‘Messiah’ Sing-Alongs Turn Audience into the ChoirThe centuries-old tradition has returned to community theaters after a pandemic hiatus.
- Hark! It’s CT’s 2022 Christmas Music PlaylistOur festive favorites this year span from kids’ carols to heavy metal.
- Our December Issue: We Wonder as We WanderAll of us come to the manger as pilgrims.
- These Christmas Carols Bring Joy to the Whole WorldChristian leaders and musicians in nine countries and territories share their favorite Western and local holiday tunes.Indonesian
- Mark Lowry, Did You Know Your Mary Song Would Be Controversial?The success of “Mary Did You Know?” is a miracle to the songwriter, three decades later.
- Christianity Today’s 2021 Christmas Albums RoundupHere are our favorite new releases by Christian artists, including The Porter’s Gate, Chris Tomlin, and more.
- All I Want for Christmas Is a Song that Mentions JesusMost-played hits around the world celebrate love, snow, and chestnuts before getting around to Christ.