The photos below, borrowed from the Boston Globe, reveal a (Christian) Christmas that is decidedly global in nature, not strictly Western at all.
A Christian Iraqi refugee in Jordan:
“Happy Christmas” is written in Hindi on the forehead of a Hindu man in Allahabad, India:
Palestinian men attend Catholic mass on Christmas day:
A Catholic Christmas Eve in Nepal:
Santa Claus in New Delhi, India:
Christmas mass in Myanmar:
Indonesian children sing Christmas carols:Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.