Even as quarantines, border closings and curfews have complicated the joyous Christmas for people across the globe, the day remained special for many thanks to their determination and imagination.
Celebrations sans Internet in Kashmir to low-key cheer in Assam over Citizenship Act fear, here's how India celebrated Christmas this year.
Pope Francis offered a Christmas wish for fraternity among people of different nations, cultures, faiths, races or ideas, describing the world's differences as richness, not a danger, and championing the rights of religious minorities.
Let's have a look at the celebrations from across the nation.
As we inch towards the end of 2018, let us take a look at the major films which are slated to release for Christmas.
Here are some moments from the last week captured by our photographers from across the country.