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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.

Shelton 8 Dec 15

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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.

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

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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.

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

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That dog Jingle Bells thing, tho.

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it captures the quietude of winter and memories of family

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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...

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

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Not really for me.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

I hate Hallmark but this one kills.

@BufftonBeotch

this is the one that kills me ?

I like this version from the TSO DVD

[vimeo.com]

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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.

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I read a book called Your Brain on Music and it talked about how music, a song, is a different experience for each individual. We ascribe our own meaning based on our own experiences, so we all feel it a little differently. There are a lot of religious based songs that move me, not because it makes me feel closer to some god, but for what I perceive of the song.

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Nope, but this one does:

(Pentatonix, That's Christmas to Me)
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