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A Silent Night on Christmas Eve #MYFAVORITECHRISTMASSONG

When we think about Christmas, maybe common things that would come to our mind are enormous celebrations, fun Christmas activities and jolly Christmas songs.

As a child too, I used to initially think of Christmas associated with something loud because of jolly Christmas Carols, and with something bright and colorful things—mostly dominated by red and green, because of the Christmas lights and lantern traditions.

Ofcourse, the spirit of Christmas are all about giving joy, or  cultivating happiness, and celebration of the Savior's birth. Maybe traditionally too, celebration for us means something needs to be loud and cheerful that explains most Christmas songs having lively beats. But on those Christmas celebrations  I've experienced, one thing that stir my curiosity is about a simple Christmas song we performed one time. Silent night is a short Christmas song that goes with a lyrics of

" 'Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the house
Not a creature was stirring
Not even a mouse
In my mind, I want you to be free
For all of our friends, to listen to me
Now hear what I say, we wish you
A Merry Christmas to each one of you
Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child
Holy infant, so tender and mild
Sleep in Heavenly peace
Sleep, sleep in Heaven, Heavenly peace
Go on and rest your mind
And sleep, sleep in Heavenly
Silent night, holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories streams from Heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing, "Alleluia"
Christ the Savior is born, oh yes He is Christ
Christ, Christ the Savior is born
What a joyous day!
Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child
Holy infant, so tender and mild
Sleep in Heavenly peace
Sleep, sleep in Heaven, Heavenly peace
Just sleep and relax your mind
To all our family and friends
I want you to remember this line
Merry Christmas to all of you
Merry Christmas to all of you "

It was actually one of the easiest Christmas song to memorize and you can even just go only for the chorus if you want an even shorter performance. The chorus itself only is something very meaningful already. Yet to be honest, during my first time hearing it on Christmas occasions, it felt really awkward for me and wondering why they are using it because I only used to hear the chorus and I remember how many times I heard it being used in some horror movies. I actually thought the beat was something eerie with my imaginations of a haunted doll in a rocking chair. It's just good how I gain more consciousness of the song and fully understand the lyrics erasing my prejudice of it as an eerie lullaby by a ghost. When I aged, I finally understand how it was all about the solemn night when Christ, our savior was born, and I then think how it was a very beautiful song. Whenever I listen to this song, it reminds me how Christmas isn't just about being loud and bright. Sometimes, it can simply be silent and dim, as there are calmness and peace. Also , Christmas celebrations isn't just about being lively, for we too must take a minute to be silent and celebrate with utmost solemnity because the Savior Jesus Christ, who is entirely divine, was born. I really love hearing it on Churches now or even from children's Christmas performances. It's a song that  would really warm my heart and make me strongly feel the spirit of Christmas even tho there's a lot of many beautiful Christmas songs out there too. Some things I learned about it that are very wonderful too is how it was song of the world for Christmas eve! It was because the song can be performed over 300 languages and dialects today that majority of nations knew it. Another is that how it miraculously made a truce on one Christmas eve in 1914 among German and British soldiers on the rage of World War I, when one of the soldier started singing it. Since the tune was familiar among nations, when one German Soldier started singing it— in German ofcourse, others began singing it as well in their language that gave way to cease-fires and a Christmas truce. The simple song Silent Night has really something in it that you would just automatically loves it when you heard it. That's why I would say it is my favorite Christmas song of all time, among all many good Christmas songs!


Belated happy holidays! ❤️ It's been a while since I posted and maybe would take me a while again because I'm so busy on my studies. But anyways, staysafe and Godbless! I'll still  try to write maybe atleast twice a week with the best of my capabilities ❤️


  • Hot Mama
    Jan 21, 2021 09:25