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If you were only allowed to listen to one Christmas song (gasp!), what would it be? Which song stands out from your childhood memories? Brings the most emotion? Wraps Christmas up for you with a beautiful bow?

That’s an easy one for me.

Silent Night.

For a number of reasons.

It talks about why we celebrate. This is a season of sharing and being with family, but most of all it’s about celebrating Christ’s birth. On a silent night and in a humble manger, Jesus was born. The perfect gift so that we can have eternal life. All we need to do is accept that gift. So simple.

It was my dad’s favourite. And soon became my mom’s. I remember going to our Christmas Eve services and at the end we would light the candles as we sang Silent Night. Today, it’s hard to sing this song without tears forming. I can picture both of my parent’s faces, beaming behind their candles singing from their hearts.

The hush of the song makes me want to be silent. This is such a busy time of year! We rush to get our shopping, wrapping, baking, etc. done before the big day. Then when the 25th comes, we’re too tired to enjoy it. When I hear this song, it makes me want to just STOP and be silent. Let’s take some time this season to just be still.

Love’s pure Light came thousands of years ago on a still and silent night. What a perfect setting for a perfect gift!!

Merry Christmas everyone! Have a precious time with your family and friends.

What song would you choose as your one Christmas song? Share with us.

Silent Night (by Franz Gruber)

I love this version by Pentatonix. They have such an amazing sound. Gives me chills!


  1. Diane Spearing

    Darlene that is beautiful! Thanks for the reminder! Love you!

    • Darlene L. Turner

      Hi Diane! Thanks for stopping by. Love you too! Happy New Year! xo

  2. Susan Steeves

    Yes Sissy,Silent Night is a song I cannot get through without tears of our dear parents..remembering their smiling faces so they sang this beautiful song. My other favorite is Casting Crowns: I heard the bells on Christmas Day..Peace on Earth. SO proud of Darren singing this in church this year with his friend blake…it brought me to tears too. love you Sissy and miss you so much this time of year!

    • Darlene L. Turner

      Hey, Sissy. Yes, that is a great song too! So cool Darren and Blake sang together. Yay! I miss you and love you too. xoxo


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