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Must Be Something In The Water

December 23, 2005

One of Mr. Crumpet’s all-time favorite Christmas carols is “Silent Night.” It really captures the true meaning of the yuletide season.

“It’s not about toys?” asks Orange Bear.

Joseph Mohr, a priest from Salzburg, Austria, wrote “Silent Night” in German (“Stille Nacht”) way back in 1816. Franz Gruber, a Salzburg organist, composed the famous melody two years later.

Salzburg is also the home of one Wolfgang A. Mozart — he wrote a few good songs in his day — and the singing Von Trapp family of “The Sound of Music” fame. Yes, the goat song (see here).

“What about the toys?” asks Orange Bear.

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