Christmas in Austria

Christmas in Austria is the time of year when family members get together for hours of quiet and thoughtful celebration. The Christmas tree plays a most important part. Every town sets up its own huge tree on the main square and frequently there will be an extra one, adorned with bread crumbs, for the birds….

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History of Silent Night

Throughout nearly a century and a half, scores of legends have been woven around the conception and composition of the world’s most simple and beautiful Christ¬≠mas song, “Silent Night, Holy Night.” The story itself hardly needs embellishment. Neither scholarly nor mystic interpre¬≠tations are necessary, and one need not even ask what impelled the Rev. Josef…

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