In a year of religious polarisation, this joyous instrumental version of Christmas carols by Sufi musicians from India is the perfect multi-cultural musical tribute to the festival

In this commercial for Tata Sky, these Muslim artistes are strumming popular tunes such as “Silent Night”, “Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer” and “We wish you a very Christmas” on traditional instruments like the oud, mandolin, sarangi and rubab. Play it on a loop, and it’s guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings.

The message below the commercial reads: “The world could really use some love and hope right now. And this video is just that — a message of hope. It’s a gentle reminder that, though all seems dark right now, there is light still left in this world. And it’s time we let it in.” Read more…

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This Sufi version of Christmas carols will tug at your heartstrings