Silent Night – Dean’s Christmas Show 1967

Silent Night

Dean’s Christmas Show

with

Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin Families

(December 21, 1967)

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Dean Martin’s Christmas Show

 

Dean Martin’s and Frank Sinatra’s family sing together “Silent Night” on a Christmas edition of Dean’s TV show (December 21, 1967).

 

Dean and Frank with their families for the 1967 Christmas Show

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Lyrics Below

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin, Mother, Mother and Child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly

Sleep in heavenly
Sleep in heavenly
Sleep in heavenly
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin, Mother, Mother and Child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Christ, Christ, the Savior is born
Christ, Christ, the Savior
Christ, Christ, the Savior is born

 

One of the Most Beloved Christmas Carols

Simple but moving, ‘Silent Night’ is a perennial favourite among carollers. But who composed the carol, and what are the original lyrics?

The story goes that ‘Silent Night’ (originally ‘Stille Nacht’) was first performed on the evening of Christmas Eve in 1818.

Silent Night, Holy Night

Joseph Mohr, a young Catholic priest at St Nicholas Church, Oberndorf bei Salzburg in Austria, was in despair: the organ at his church had been incapacitated by mice, and the chances of fixing the instrument before the evening service were looking slim.

Silent Night

But young Joseph had an idea. A few years before, he had written a rather beautiful poem called ‘Stille Nacht’. So, he asked Franz Xavez Gruber, a schoolmaster and organist in a nearby town, to set his six-stanza poem to music.

 

That night, the two men sang ‘Stille Nacht’ for the first time at the church’s Christmas Mass, while Mohr played guitar and the choir repeated the last two lines of each verse. 

 

Have a Very Merry Christmas and enjoy the

video below

 

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We are wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas.

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