~ Christmas 2023 with Amy Grant, Colton Dixon, Trisha Yearwood, Planetshakers, The Chosen, The Oak Ridge Boys, Moriah, Jean Watson, Phil Keaggy and more. ~
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in stores and homes around the world. As the celebration of the birth of Christ draws near, here are some articles, events, poems and more to help put you in the holiday spirit for 2023.
Phil Wickham Christmas Special
Phil Wickham has announced his Behold: Christmas Nights radio special starting Friday, December 22nd at 12:00 PM ET and airing exclusively on SiriusXM The Message (Channel 63). The live concert special will air several times over the weekend leading up to Christmas.
Born is the King of Israel
~ FaLaLa! COLTON DIXON Closes Out 2023 on Multiple Year-End BILLBOARD & MEDIABASE Charts; Kicks off December with new “HOME FOR CHRISTMAS” Single/Tour ~ American Idol finalist and Atlantic Record’s recording artist Colton Dixonis closing out 2023 on multiple year-end Billboard and MEDIABASE charts.
~ The Oak Ridge Boys Drop Down Home Christmas ~ The Oak Ridge Boys are synonymous with the Christmas season, enchanting audiences year after year with a treasure trove of Christmas albums that showcase their timeless hits, beloved holiday classics, and their most recent festive offering, “Down Home Christmas.” See more Oak Ridge Boys below.
~ Recorded in 1985, Lee Greenwood’s “Christmas to Christmas” is worth a listen this holiday season ~ Lee Greenwood ‘Christmas to Christmas’ Lee Greenwood, renowned for his timeless voice, delivered a festive treat with his album ‘Christmas To Christmas,’ which features a captivating collection of ten Christmas classics. Recorded in 1985…
The Least of These (2018) stars Tayla Lynn, Emma Faith, G. Michael Nicolosi (and an appearance by Christian Activities Publisher Kathryn Darden) Rose (Tayla Lynn) and her 7-year-old daughter Katy (Emma Faith) are struggling during the holidays…
🎄 To tree or not to tree; that is the question! 🎄 There is a surprising controversy over Christmas trees. There is the “Holiday Tree vs Christmas Tree” group, and then there is the group who doesn’t want a tree at all due to old pagan customs with evergreens from centuries ago. Christmas Tree: Yes or No?
~ Life.Church Presents Christmas at the Movies Starting This Weekend ~ Christmas at the Movies The first-ever Christmas at the Movies starts this weekend, and we can hardly wait! It’s time to trim the tree, put up the lights, and watch Christmas movies.
~ Praise Band Planetshakers Releases Christmas Chill Vol. 1 ~ Internationally recognized praise band Planetshakers released Christmas Chill, Vol. 1 from Venture3Media (V3M) globally on Nov. 24. The 5-track instrumental EP is available now at all major digital and streaming outlets.
~ Putting the reason back in the music of the Christmas season ~ We don’t know exactly when Jesus was born, but the decision was made to celebrate His birth on December 25. Christmas was celebrated in Rome around 336, but it did not become a major Christian holiday until the 9th century.
~ TICKETS ON SALE TODAY, NOV. 20, FOR ‘CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHOSEN: HOLY NIGHT’ IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE AND IN CANADA DEC. 12-17 ~ Dallas Jenkins and The Chosen, and Fathom Events, announce CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHOSEN: HOLY NIGHT coming to movie theaters nationwide and in Canada Dec. 12-17, with tickets on sale today.
~ Internationally Acclaimed, Award-Winning Recording Artist Jean Watson Releases Highly Anticipated New Christmas Album, “Behold: Carols of Worship” with Special Guest, Phil Keaggy
~ Join Amy Grant and guests Drew & Ellie Holcomb, Corrina Gill for Lighting of the Green 2023 at Lipscomb U ~ It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Lipscomb University! We are just over a week away from getting the holiday season started with the 19th annual Lighting of the Green on Tuesday, Nov. 28. We are delighted to announce…
~ MŌRIAH Smallbone is making her theatrical debut starring as ‘Deborah’ in the Sony musical drama JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM (in theatres now) with Milo Manheim, Antonio Banderas, Fiona Palomo, and Joel Smallbone (Actor, singer, for KING & COUNTRY) ~ Moriah in Journey to Bethlehem As featured on Good Morning America, Mexican-American recording artist and actress MŌRIAH Smallbone is making her theatrical debut starring as ‘Deborah’ in the…
~ “CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS” RETURNS WITH HOSTS AMY GRANT AND TRISHA YEARWOOD ~ “CMA Country Christmas” Airs Thursday, Dec. 14 on ABC ’Tis the holiday season! The Country Music Association has revealed this year’s hosts and performers for its 14th annual holiday television special, “CMA Country Christmas.” Hosted by Country Music stars Amy Grant and Trisha Yearwood, “CMA Country Christmas” features performances by Jordan Davis, Grant, Lady A, Ashley McBryde, Jon Pardi, LindseyStirling, The War And Treaty, Zach…
~ COLTON DIXON gives stunning National Anthems performance at Kansas City Chiefs game; Announces “Home For Christmas Tour” ~ Colton Dixon Performs National Anthem at Chiefs Game American Idol finalist and Atlantic Record’s recording artist Colton Dixon made his NFL debut with a stunning performance of the National Anthem for defending Super Bowl champs, The Kansas City Chiefs…
~ Tommee Profitt – The Birth of a King Live Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry House, Monday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. ~ Back by popular demand, join us for Tommee Profitt’s The Birth of a King LIVE, a one night destination event that SOLD OUT last year in less than 24 hours. Hailed as The Most Epic Christmas…
What We Like Best About Christmas, Various Artists
~ Some of your favorite Christian artists shared what they like best about the Christmas holidays in 2000, including Michael O’Brien, Kathy Troccoli, Buddy Greene, Janet Paschal, Larnelle Harris, Say So, Circadian Rhythm, Lisa Bevill and more. ~
Everyone has heard the traditional Christmas song “The 12 Days of Christmas,” but did you know some believe the song has a deeper spiritual meaning? This has caused a little controversy as some sites seek to promote the symbolic meaning of “The 12 Days of Christmas” and some sites seek to debunk it.
Christmas Poetry Collection
The Advent We celebrate from year to year a day of wonder, joy and cheer That day when Christ came down to earth Hallelujah! HOPE was born! Seen from the East His star so bright
A bout this time of year N earer they draw– G etting closer and closer to E arth. Watch for them, L et the Light of Christmas S hine through every in- A udible prompting.
An oldie but goodie Christmas poem from 1999. ‘Tis the month before Christmas and all through the town The tinsel, lights, (snow?!?!) across Nashville abound. And all over town in arenas and halls From Legislative Plaza and to Rivergate Mall; From Belle Meade Plantation to Riverfront Park; Nashville glows all day, is ablaze after dark…
~ “Christmas in Iraq” is poem written for a soldier sponsored by Christian Activities in Iraq in 2005 and for all our troops stationed around the world far from home at Christmas time ~ Christmas in Iraq ‘Twas the night before Christmas in an Iraqi town;And our brave U.S. forces had all just hunkered down.Not a Humvee was moving, not…
Original art by Kathryn Darden for Christian Activities.
Stay tuned for more Christmas articles as we will add to this all holiday season.