I found this treasure today, written by A.J. Alexander, and had to share it! Such a beautiful post, and perfect for the Christmas season. Guess which is MY favorite Christmas carol? A.J. knows.
A few years ago, the globally best-known Christmas song was determined. Of course, there was a long list of excellent, famous songs, like ‘Feliz Navidad,’ or ‘White Christmas’ to choose from.
But even though Bing Crosby’s song was the most successful, it wasn’t the best-known song.
Also, ‘Last Christmas’ by Wham was very successful and often streamed. But despite it being played almost too often around the world by uncountable radio stations, the song isn’t the best-known Christmas song in the world. However, some people are convinced it’s the most annoying Christmas song.
The best-known Christmas song, translated into 320 languages and dialects, is ‘Silent Night, Holy Night.’
In 1818, in Salzburg, Austria, curate Joseph Mohr wrote the words as a poem first and then searched for a composer who could vitalize his rhymes. Franz Xaver Gruber found the correct intonations and wrote the melody down…
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