This year is the 200th anniversary of Silent Night, believed to be the most famous Christmas carol in the world. What started off as a poem (written by Joseph Mohr) was set to music by Franz Xaver Gruber in Salzburg, Austria. The simple song has since been translated into over 300 languages and dialects.

Musician Amy Grant adapted the message of the carol in her I Need a Silent Night: “I need a silent night. A holy night. To hear an angel voice through the chaos and noise. I need a midnight clear. A little peace right here. To end this crazy day with a silent night.”

I hope you are able to partake in all the tradition of the holiday to have a crazy and festive day AND a silent night.

Merry Christmas!

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