A Month of Christmas: The Twelve Days of Christmas

My religious knowledge is really quite poor and I am really learning a lot while putting together the article for this “Month of Christmas.” I believe most of my “Catholic education” came from came from Biblical epics such as Ben-Hur viewed on television around Christmastime. I am somewhat embarrassed to admit that until recently I thought that the “Twelve Days of Christmas” was a countdown … Continue reading A Month of Christmas: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Canada #2240 (2007)

Silent Night

The popular Christmas carol “Silent Night” (Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht in German) was first performed on December 24, 1818, at St. Nikola parish church in Oberndorf bei Salzburg, a village in the Austrian Empire on the Salzach river in present-day Austria. The song has been recorded by a large number of singers from every music genre. The version sung by Bing Crosby is the third best-selling … Continue reading Silent Night