More on Christmas Day

Pastor to spend Christmas in Iranian prison, imprisoned for his faith

As we prepare to celebrate Christmas, a time of joy, hope, and peace on earth, we are reminded that in … Continued

So this is Christmas . . .

AP A Christian worshiper prays at the Church of Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus … Continued

The secret to winning the Christmas wars

AP A young woman takes a close look at a Christmas decoration set up at Lisbon’s main Rossio square on … Continued

The family man campaign

GETTY IMAGES Let us pause from one of the most divisive presidential campaigns in modern American history to contemplate an … Continued

No church, it’s Christmas

In the last few days, I’d been hearing something counterintuitive from D.C. area pastors: Some churches were canceling services this … Continued

Big picture: Heavenly photos for Advent

Alan Taylor runs The Atlantic’s In Focus photography blog and earlier created Boston.com’s award-winning Big Picture, which became one of … Continued

‘Underwear bomber’ pleads guilty, says he was following ‘Islamic law’

A Nigerian on a terrorist mission for al-Qaeda prayed, washed and put on perfume moments before trying to detonate a … Continued

A (Hindu) Christmas Carol?

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” is the familiar refrain of Christians who fear the secularization of the holy day celebrating the … Continued

Why I want to believe in Christmas

I love Christmas. I have always loved Christmas. I love the trees and the lights and the ornaments and the … Continued

“War on Christmas” enters final week

By Gustav Niebuhr Just how old is the idea that segments of corporate America are trying to erode the spiritual … Continued