Philip Van Doren Stern’s “The Greatest Gift”—the unpublished story that was the basis for the film It’s Wonderful Life.

Pee-Wee Herman’s 1988 Christmas Special, featuring Little Richard, Joan Rivers, Oprah, and others.

God in a stained glass window.

Chesterton on holiday killjoys.

T.S. Eliot and “The Cultivation of Christmas Trees.”

It’s Merry Christmas, not Happy Christmas.

Meet the weirdos who never had a Santa.

“Mrs. Claus Wants To Do Christmas with Her Family This Year.”

Ten alternative Christmas films.

Five short stories about the holidays.

Ten underrated holiday tracks.

“Merry Christmas, Son. I trampled a man to death to buy you this Leappad Ultra Tablet.”