Silent Night/Stille Nacht

If you guys remember the songs and story I shared with you about the Cease Fire on Christmas back in the first World War, you know that Silent Night, or Stille Nacht (in German), played a huge part in the beginning of that temporary truce.

Having said that, Stille Nacht was also my grandfather’s favorite Christmas song, so I thought I’d share it…the way we used to sing it for him…but with the angelic voices of the St. Thomas Boys Choir.

Do you have a favorite holiday song in another language? Tell me how that came to be….

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19 responses to “Silent Night/Stille Nacht

  1. That was awesome! Love that rendition! Thanks for sharing. I’ve always been fond of Feliz Navidad, but it’s probably because it’s the only Spanish song I can sing :)

  2. ramblingsfromamum

    This would probably be it, as a child and Pop being Czech (where they don’t have many renowned singers) he would listen to German songs – beer drinking and otherwise. I can sing the first verse in German and when I hear it now – burst into that rather than English :-) x

  3. Many years ago our club in high school put on a dance during the Christmas break. A radio personality was to be featured and bring all the music. This was in Detroit Michigan and the snow started to fall about 5:30. The dance was to go on between 7:00 and 9:00. Well, the radio personality was yet to arrive at 7:00, we had collected all the tickets and the only music we had was the Elvis Presley album Blue Christmas. We must have played the title song fifteen times. (I’ll have a blue Christmas without you) When I hear the song today I get a smile on my face thinking of the tense time we had. (the kids were getting restless) Oh yes the Radio disc jockey showed at 8:00 and the school allowed the dance to go to 10:00. The snow had stopped so all was well in the end.

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  5. Well, I’m sorry Kitt but I am going to break your rules. I do not have a “Favorite” Christmas song in a foreign language, or one I can think of at the moment. But I most certainly do in English. There are several great renditions of O Holy Night, but the one version I always always return to is by Jon Anderson (formally of Yes) off his Three Ships album (1985). The power and energy of his voice along with Sandra Crouch gives me tingly goose-bumps all over my body and tears in my eyes it moves me so much. Listening to this song puts me into a euphoric gracious mood to be alive with loved ones and all mankind.

    • You should know by now that the only rule I have is to be respectful of one another while commenting. You always are. I’m also always open to new holiday music. I’ll have to go check out the song you left behind. I love O Holy Night…so I look forward to this rendition. :-)

  6. I love children’s choirs! This was so beautiful, Kitt. Thanks for sharing.

  7. The Regular Guy NYC

    That was both beautiful and impressive. I think I also read somewhere else about that truce during Christmas.

  8. Thanks for sharing this version, Kitt.
    I like Christmas songs sung in Irish, reminds me of my school days.

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