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36.6—Nov/Dec, 2023

The Evolution of Elves

on How Grendel's Kinsmen Became Santa's Helpers

by Rebecca Sicree

35.6—Nov/Dec, 2022

The Prince’s Peace

on the Divine Promise Fulfilled by the Child of Bethlehem

by James M. Kushiner

34.6—Nov/Dec, 2021

The Angels Sing, the Shepherds Too

by Ken Myers

34.6—Nov/Dec, 2021

The Morgul Blade

on Experiencing Grief at Christmastime

by Keith Lowery

34.6—Nov/Dec, 2021

Is Santa Claus Real?

on Faërian Drama & the End of Enchantment

by Rebecca Sicree

33.6—Nov/Dec, 2020

Following a Star

on the Quest of the Magi & Other Journeys

by Rebecca Sicree

32.6—November/December, 2019

A Praetorius Christmas

The Musical Treasures of Michael Praetorius Hold Tremendous Liturgical Significance

by Ken Myers

31.6—November/December, 2018

Alias Santa Claus

on Childhood Encounters with a Christmas Icon

by Rebecca Sicree

29.6—Nov/Dec, 2016

Carol of the Animals

on the Burdens & Blessings of Beasts at Christmas

by Rebecca Sicree

28.6—Nov/Dec, 2015

The Artistry of Grace

The Surprising Beauty of Divine Providence in Isak Dinesen's "Babette's Feast"

by Leta Sundet

28.6—Nov/Dec, 2015

Our Christmas Home

on the Deepest Longings of the Restless & the Lonely

by William Graddy

28.6—Nov/Dec, 2015

The Portinari Altarpiece
by Hugo van der Goes

by Mary Elizabeth Podles

28.6—Nov/Dec, 2015

Advent Teufel and Llama Cookies

on Preparing for Christmas in a Shipwrecked Culture

by Rebecca Sicree

27.6—Nov/Dec, 2014

Please Hold the Chicken

on the Childish Interruptions That Make Up Real Life

by Rebecca Sicree

26.6—Nov/Dec, 2013

My Favorite Party

on Christmas Pizzas, Hospitality & the Best Gift of All

by Rebecca Sicree

26.6—Nov/Dec, 2013

The Burt Carols

on the Musical Gifts of a Jazz Musician's Christmas Cards

by Michael Baum

25.6—Nov/Dec, 2012

The Recycled Goat

on the Adventures of Gift-Giving in a Large Family

by Rebecca Sicree

24.6—Nov/Dec, 2011

Food, Noise, Fire!

on the Bethlehem Baboon & Other Christmas Traditions

by Rebecca Sicree

23.6—November/December, 2010

Nativity Players

on the New Adventures of the Baby Jesus

by Rebecca Sicree

23.6—November/December, 2010

A Card for Aunt Hilda

on Christmas Letters & Vanishing Connections

by Gary A. Fritz

22.8—November/December, 2009

Looking for Wenceslaus

on the Real Men Behind the Christmas Carol

by Michael Baum

21.10—December, 2008

Savior in a Manger

Early Christian Teaching on the Incarnation & Redemption

by Patrick Henry Reardon

21.2—March, 2008

Tragic Comic

Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography
by David Michaelis

by Russell D. Moore

19.10—December, 2006

God Rest Ye Merry

by Wilfred M. McClay

16.2—March, 2003

Lessons & Carols

on Finding Hope in Difficult Times

by Rod Dreher

16.10—December, 2003

Calculating Christmas

on the Story Behind December 25

by William J. Tighe

11.6—November/December, 1998

Rediscovering Advent

by Thomas S. Buchanan

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20.8—October 2007

The Pearl of Great Wisdom

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