A John Rutter Christmas IV is the fourth in a series of medleys featuring John Rutter's compositions and arrangements of familiar carols. The arranger has chosen familiar carols and set them in a manner to optionally include the audience participation in the singing of the carols. Included in this arrangement are: O come, all ye faithful; Joy to the world; God rest ye merry gentlemen; Hark! the herald angels sing; and concluding with John Rutter's composition Rejoice and sing!, based on the carol, I saw three ships. The medley opens with Rutter's famous fanfare introduction to O come, all ye faithful.
The arranger is especially grateful to Robbin D. Knapp for his assistance in obtaining the translations for presenting the texts, not only in English, but also French, German and Spanish.