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Does the song. "Silent Night" stir any feelings for you? Though I am not a believer it still does something for me.

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Not enough to really put it on and listen anymore but it was probably one of the more beautiful carols I knew growin up. That or a powerful version of O Holy Night can be pretty surreally beautiful.

Wurlitzer Level 8 Dec 16, 2018

I hate Hallmark but this one kills.


this is the one that kills me ?

I like this version from the TSO DVD



I think of the Christmas Truce of the Great War as they called it at the time. They could not have imagined there would be another called WWII generation later.

That's what it makes me think of, too.

@Shelton There's a movie.. But unless you have the feels for Linda Hamilton I'm not sure I'd recommend it.


That dog Jingle Bells thing, tho.


The German version stirs up all sorts of feelings of nostalgia for me.


Lots of different kind of music moves or touches me. Religious and secular. The music more than the words. So Silent Night may stir me somewhat, more as a memory to childhood than anything else.

BeeHappy Level 9 Dec 16, 2018

The one that does it for me is "What Child Is This?"

Tecolote Level 7 Dec 16, 2018

There are many old hymns / songs that evoke emotion. Music is in the mind that hears it. Memory of people, places, events can easily be associated with music. While I'm not religious, I have fond memories of my mother when I hear 'The Old Rugged Cross'. The words have no meaning or feeling for me -- it is the music itself.

xyz123 Level 7 Dec 16, 2018

It puts me to sleep. But no, no other feelings.


It is a hauntingly lovely melody, particularly when sung in its original German,

wordywalt Level 8 Dec 16, 2018

I was raised lutheran. Though I don't believe the dogma. I am not offended by Christmas music, it was more a culture than dogma in my family.

gigihein Level 8 Dec 16, 2018

Yes there is something about listening or singing Silent Night with family and friends that brings a type of harmony or togetherness.


it captures the quietude of winter and memories of family

btroje Level 9 Dec 16, 2018

Same here. I attribute it to nostalgia. Then again, for me, deep feelings are easily stirred. I weep like a baby whenever I listen to Tim Minchin's "White Wine In The Sun." Go figure...

daylily Level 8 Dec 16, 2018

Not really for me.

kenriley Level 8 Dec 16, 2018

If it's the right kind of arrangement. It's a lovely tune.


i never liked that one. then again, i'm jewish, and i feel quite inundated by all the christmas stuff for a few months out of every year, and just want to go hide. i don't feel that way about every christmas song, but that one, yeah, i really dislike it.


genessa Level 8 Dec 16, 2018
48thRonin Level 8 Dec 16, 2018

Nope, but this one does:

(Pentatonix, That's Christmas to Me)
IAMGROOT Level 7 Dec 16, 2018
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