Of all the beloved Christmas songs (and I’m a fan of almost all of them), the most cherished one for me is Silent Night. It’s a beautiful reminder of the true meaning of Christmas. This poignant variation on the classic carol was written by Cormac MacConnell to commemorate of the agreement that called for ceasefire and peace during World War I. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of November in 1915, tensions between soldiers were dramatically eased. The agreement has become known as a symbol for peace and humanity amidst one of the most violent times known to man.
This song is a perfect reminder of what we need to be grateful for in this upcoming holiday season. The holidays are one of the most beautiful, loving times of the year; we can all be grateful for the peace and love in our own lives.