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O Holy Night: Memories of a Sacred Song

“O Holy Night, the stars are brightly shining, it is the night of the dear Savior’s birth ... ”

If I had to find one song that contains the meaning of Christmas for me, it would be this one. It is my favorite Christmas song. Each time I hear it, a rich blend of memories and important lessons come back to me, flowing with the beautiful notes of the introduction.

I can still feel the warmth of the chapel, still see the blue light on reflected from the deep snow outside. On a cold winter night, the chapel was cozy and safe. A safe shelter for a quirky, adolescent at the height of a raging ugly-duckling phase. An awkward adolescent who liked to sing instead of playing basketball (although he wasn't very good at either).

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