Christmas Is An Act of War

The poem, “Christmas Is An Act of War” is from my book, “Ruining Christmas,” which unpacks the darker glories of the Christmas story. It’s available on Amazon as a stocking stuffer for your most obnoxiously holly-jolly relative.

“Christmas Is An Act of War” as a dramatic reading, and the story behind the poem:

“Christmas Is An Act of War” as a choral performance, composed by Darren Schmidt:

While singing songs one holy night
About the birth of love’s pure light,
I felt more deeply than before:
Christmas is an act of war

The baby in a manger came
As conqueror, to end sin’s reign
God invaded Satan’s shore;
Christmas is an act of war

Amidst our brokenness and pain,
Curse and fall and evil’s reign
He comes to spread His blessings far;
Christmas is an act of war

He appeared to take our sin
The curse undo and victory win
The devil’s work to full destroy
And shatter grief with sounding joy

So joyful and triumphant sing,
Battle hymns then let us ring
Insurrection anthems pour;
For Christmas is an act of war

Joy to all the world we sing,
Glory to the newborn King
Christ the Victor come adore
For Christmas is an act of war

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