The holiday season is upon us, and for Andrew Peterson, that means hitting the road for his 12th annual Christmas tour. Since writing the music for Behold the Lamb of God a dozen years ago, and releasing an album of the same title in 2004, the folksy singer-songwriter has performed the popular Yuletide show hundreds of times throughout North America.

This year, Peterson will do 16 shows in 18 days, concluding, as always, with a concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium—a must-see event that has featured such guests as Alison Krauss, Phil Keaggy, Fernando Ortega, Buddy Miller, and Nickel Creek.

Behold the Lamb of God, one of the best Christmas albums in decades, tells the story of Christ’s coming with 12 original songs—beginning with Old Testament prophecies and the Passover, all the way through “Matthew’s Begats” and the title track.

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