Twelve Days of Silent Nights
The story behind the most popular Christmas carol, the birth of Christ, and what it means for our lives
By (author) Peter Celano
A beautiful new gift book about the most popular Christmas song in the world, the Nativity of Jesus Christ, and how to carry the beauty and wonder of the Bethlehem stable into our lives as a new year begins. Celano reflects on “Silent Night, Holy Night”—how it came to be, its continued importance, and its message of contemplation, hope, and love. The year 2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the first major performances of the carol.
Includes more than a dozen reproductions of classic period woodcut and engraved illustrations.
• Christmas Eve, 1818, north of Salzburg
• “Silent Night” and the Nativity
• Our silent nights, from Christmas Day to January 5