The most valuable lessons of ‘Home Alone’ require a little living first. The film offers much more than just Kevin McCallister vs. The Wet Bandits.
To help inject some fresh wonder into your holiday season, here is a list of lesser-known hymns and carols that pertain to both Christmas and Advent.
Christmastime is filled with great music, but here are five lyrics that deserve coal in the songwriter’s stocking.
While not traditionally Christmas songs, these melodies remind us why the incarnation of the Savior of the world was oh so glorious.
Good holiday music is so abundant that, if we wanted, we could easily play it from Thanksgiving through Epiphany and never repeat a track.
Perhaps ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ is just a song. But it’s a remarkable one in a way, and if we were still writing Christmas songs these days, we probably wouldn’t write it again.
It would be better if he didn’t want to wish us a Merry Christmas. Points for not successfully making the War on Christmas a real thing even if he’s really, really trying to?
If you don’t like Christmas music, this list may turn you around. If you already love Christmas music, here are a few gems you may never have heard.
Here are some common carols (and tips for how to sound good) that can help set your caroling plans in motion this holiday season.
We underestimate the amount of joy and community bonding that can happen if we take time out of our busy lives to sing collectively with our neighbors.
If you need an antidote to vanilla and dumbed-down Christmas music at this time of year and don’t feel like confronting your school, choir, or town official, there’s a solution.
Listening to Mannheim Steamroller at Christmas sounds like Jim McMahon’s shades harbored a secret desire to be a classical conductor.
Anyone who has even a slight familiarity with the biblical account of Christ’s conception and birth shouldn’t need to ask if Mary knew, because the Bible plainly tells us she did.
My mom went to see George Frideric Handel’s ‘Messiah,’ and the maestro went off on an anti-Trump rant. Is nothing sacred anymore?
While I stand by my decision to start Christmas carols in October, I accept that some of them are just terrible.
If you are a Christian—and last time I checked Christmas was still a Christian holiday—it matters not whether your Christmas is simple or sumptuous as long as it is sanctified.
We cheat ourselves when we go straight from Thanksgiving to Christmas without fully appreciating the opportunity Advent offers for reflection, preparation, and joyful anticipation.
Sean Connery saw your mommy and Santa Claus, and he has a ‘Celebrity Jeopardy’ response to explain it.
Singing together is a powerful form of expressing and generating solidarity and resistance to evil. Christmas can help us regain our voices.
Public schools really need Bill Nye to break out his debunker on their selection of Christmas music for recitals and pageants.
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