Here is theology as harmony.
No one is quite sure what the most rewritable holiday song means.
We’re talking expansive adoration, not cute-puppy adorable.
On the uncertain history of the first song to be broadcast from space
The song, one of the “Great Four” Anglican hymns, now has a life outside the church.
Mariah Carey, the great philosopher of love in our time
It’s a hard carol to love, and yet love it we do.
The song popularized by Judy Garland in Meet Me in St. Louis captures the bittersweet nostalgia many feel around this time of year.
The 50-year-old song from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is here to stay.
The song’s message of peace helped bring about the Christmas truce during World War I.
Who needs snow when you can have palm trees?
Before technology allowed songs to play all over the world, they were distinct from place to place.
Breakups can happen anytime. But holiday breakups are special.
The lyrics, written by Christina Rossetti and set to music by Gustav Holst, imagine a child being born in a desolate climate.
The Christmas carol’s charm is in its humility.
He’s got spiders in his brain and garlic in his soul.
The song is synonymous with the holiday, but it wasn’t originally written that way.
Originally a Ukrainian folk chant about spring, the Christmas song reached its zenith with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s electric guitar-infused adaptation.
The Puerto Rican musician wrote the lyrics of his Christmas classic in English to ensure American radio stations would play it.
It’s the nativity story, retold during the Cold War.
The classic is the most G-rated entry in the ‘Yule log and chill’ genre, with the exception of one notable cover.
Even though it has the same words, the carol’s tune is different in Britain and in the U.S.
The eponymous outcast is an archetype unto himself.
Satan’s power has led mankind astray, and Annie Lennox, Barenaked Ladies, and 98 Degrees are here to remind us of that fact.