Published on November 13, 2015 by Sean Flynt  
Students Sing in Christmas Around the World Event
Students Sing in Christmas Around the World Event

Samford University will present its oldest holiday event, Christmas Around the World, Dec. 3, 2015 at 10 a.m. in Reid Chapel.

Christmas Around the World, hosted by the departments of World Languages and Cultures, Classics, and Religion, offers music and scripture readings in 20 languages. The tradition began with caroling in the 1950s and by the 1970s had become the university’s beloved holiday celebration of language and culture.

The event is free and open to the public, but seating in Reid Chapel will be limited. Brooks Hall Auditorium will provide overflow seating. Anyone can watch Christmas Around the World via live video.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.