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The Story of Christmas Is a Chorus, Not a Carol

Dec 25, 2017 | 13:30 GMT
Christmas in the Middle East
A Palestinian Christian dressed as Santa Claus greets a Palestinian Muslim in Jerusalem's Old City on Dec. 21, as Christians worldwide prepare to celebrate Christmas.
(GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)

Cynics may attribute Christmas' spread to the success of modern marketing and globalized commercialism. But Christmas is a holiday with deep and diverse roots and one that has, by the 21st century, become truly global – and for that matter, geopolitical....

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