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The “Mega Joy” of Christmas by Matthew Miller

A dear friend of mine who loves Christmas music had it playing in the background a few days ago while he was packing up his house for a move. Over the past few weeks, he’s been driving one hundred miles … Continue reading

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Christmas During the Civil War

“Christmas in Camp,” an illustration by Thomas Nast for Harper’s Weekly   On the Homefront It can be difficult to relate to the men and women of the Civil War era.  Despite the extraordinarily different circumstances in which they found themselves, however, … Continue reading

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The Story of “O Come O Come Emmanuel.” By Dr. Jeff Sanders

I have loved singing this song at Christmas time.  The tune is slow and majestic and “haunting” and thrilling.  The theology of the words is impeccable.  The song is ancient. . . . and the author is unknown.  We have … Continue reading

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The Real Reason Charles Dickens Wrote A Christmas Carol By John Broich

After a particularly bleak year, millions in the English-speaking world and beyond will seek some comfort by watching a converted miser in a nightshirt, skipping about as light as a feather. “Whoop! Hallo! …What’s to-day my fine fellow?” Published 173 … Continue reading

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The Story Behind the Carol: “Hark the Herald Angels Sing!” by Tyler Scarlett |

Here’s a few, little-known facts about Christmas Did you know that Christmas wasn’t declared a federal holiday in the United States until June 26, 1870?   In fact, Congress actually met in session on December 25, 1789, the first Christmas under … Continue reading

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Jesus Isn’t Threatened by Your Christmas Gifts By Tim Challies

  Christmas is fast approaching and, not surprisingly, my kids are looking forward to seeing what’s under the tree. The girls, at least, are still young enough that they are waiting with bated breath to learn what treasures they’ll be … Continue reading

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