‘Silent Night’: Christmas song No. 5

| December 18, 2013

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Bing Crosby's classic version of the Irving Berlin-written "White Christmas," according to the Guinness Book of World Records, holds the title of the top-selling single of all time.

The closer we get to Christmas the more the top songs trend toward the “reason for the season,” as they say.

This famous carol, originally written in the early 1800s (the original German version titled “Stille Nacht, heilige Nach” and its lyrics composed by a Parish priest) in part retells the tale of the virgin birth. 

Here’s a nice version sung by contemporary country singer Kelly Clarkson. 



No. 4, “Mary, did you know?”