Christmas

Don’t Forget Christmas

Recently, my little sons watched Santa Claus is Coming to Town, the classic Christmas claymation…

Three Surprising Lessons Christians Can Learn from Scrooge

If Charles Dickens was a singer/songwriter, A Christmas Carol would be one of the greatest…

5 Classic Christmas Songs That Are Actually Super Weird

Brace yourselves. Christmas time is officially upon us: which means garland, eggnog, lawn displays, and–of…

Why Do We Get So Many Christmas Story Details Wrong?

Christians are prone to believe things that are familiar, even if the familiar is not…

Tim Keller: Why Christmas Matters

We sing it every year in our Christmas carols, especially in “Hark! The Herald Angels…

Plot Your Own Advent Conspiracy

C.S. Lewis once wrote a friend, “I feel exactly as you do about the horrid commercial racket they have made out of Christmas. I send no cards and give no presents except to children.” Maybe you don’t have to give up shopping and gift-giving completely, but there are creative ways to circumvent to consumer madness of the holidays.

In Defense of Christmas Consumerism

Villains despise Christmas. Scrooge found it a poor excuse to pick a man’s pocket. The…

The Real War on Christmas

It happens every year. A war is declared. Retail stores, websites and even coffee chains…

9 Common Myths Christians Believe at Christmas

Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year, because it calls our attention…

5 Money Mistakes to Avoid During the Holiday Season

Let me guess, your to holiday to-do list is 427 feet long already. The quarantine…

RELEVANT’s 2020 Christmas Gift Guide

At the end of a very odd year, we’re all probably feeling a little more…

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Health & Wellness Gifts

Health & Wellness Gifts | This the season for creative, thoughtful gifts. (We won’t tell that you used a cheat sheet.)

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White Elephant Gifts

White Elephant Gifts | This the season for creative, thoughtful gifts. (We won’t tell that you used a cheat sheet.)

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Home & Office Gifts

Home & Office Gifts | This the season for creative, thoughtful gifts. (We won’t tell that you used a cheat sheet.)

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Travel Gifts

Travel Gifts | This the season for creative, thoughtful gifts. (We won’t tell that you used a cheat sheet.)

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Wearable Gifts

Tis the season for creative, thoughtful gifts. (We won’t tell that you used a cheat sheet.)…

16 Christmas Covers That Actually Improve on the Original

Christmas music: Some people love it, some people don’t. But everyone is free to try…

What We Get Wrong About Advent

I am, generally speaking, an optimist. I tend to look on the bright side of…

25 Easy Ways to Have The Best Christmas Day Ever

Rejoice, it’s finally Christmas! And that means parties and Santa and a possibly fatal dose…

Why We Should All Be Observing Advent

Christmas lights have already gone up, trees have already been decorated, and songs of “yuletide…

How Do I Deal With My Dysfunctional Family During the Holidays?

I have a knot in my stomach and I’m hoping you can help. As you…

4 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About the Christmas Story

I think most of us can agree that Christmas time is the best time of…

The Holiday Handbook for Surviving Your Family

Ah, Christmas! The time of year where we celebrate the birth of our Savior, eat…

12 Cool Christmas Gifts That Support Important Causes

This holiday season, in the spirit of giving, go the extra mile to find a…

The Reminder for Christians in the Hanukkah Story

I am a disciple of Jesus, slowly but surely nearing the completion of my ordination…

8 DIY Christmas Presents You Need to Get Started on Now

Gift shopping can make the holiday season tremendously stressful, especially when you’re looking for the…

Let Go of the Dream of Perfect Family Holidays

In 1943, Bing Crosby recorded what has now become a favorite song for many people…

Science: Constant Christmas Music Has Some Extremely Negative Mental Effects

You no longer have to feel like a Grinch just because you don’t like constant…

Christmas Belongs to the Poor

Jeff Goins suggest Christmas isn’t really about getting everything you want.

How Advent Saved Christmas

Joy Netanya Moyal writes about how the patience and routine of the Advent season redeemed the business of the holidays.

The Deeper Meanings of Christmas

Brett McCracken writes a Christmas reflection for RELEVANT, celebrating the Incarnation and what Christmas allows us to enjoy.

What Christmas Says About America

Anne Blythe writes a blog for RELEVANT about ministering to people outside of your own cultural comfort zone this year.

A More Materialistic Christmas

Justin Whitmel Earley writes a blog for RELEVANT about why stuff matters—particularly at Christmas

What AIDS and Christmas Have in Common

Jason Mitchell writes a deeper walk blog for RELEVANT about how Advent and the Christmas season shows us how we should respond to people with HIV/AIDS.

Stealing Christmas Part 4: The Date

Stealing Christmas Part 4 | RELEVANT looks at the traditions of Christmas to see where they come from—have Christians stolen Christmas?

Stealing Christmas Part 3: Gifts

Stealing Christmas Part 3 | RELEVANT looks at the traditions of Christmas to see where they come from—have Christians stolen Christmas?

Stealing Christmas Part 2: Mistletoe

Stealing Christmas Part 2 | RELEVANT looks at the traditions of Christmas to see where they come from—have Christians stolen Christmas?

“Advent Conspiracy”

It’s Christmas! I’m in school to be a teacher at the moment and have definitely…

Debunking Christmas

Christmas. It’s all about the good times: family and friends, candlelight services, stockings, mistletoe, rampant…

Gifts on the Cheap

If I were a fat old man in a red coat and a stocking hat…