Unveiling the Hidden Stories Behind Your Favorite Christmas Classics! (The Drew Mariani Show)

What’s your favorite Christmas song? Do you know how it came to be?

In this captivating episode of The Drew Mariani Show, Drew dives deep into the enchanting world of Christmas songs with the expert, Ace Collins. Here’s a festive summary that’ll make you see these timeless tunes in a whole new light:

  1. Silent Night’s Miraculous Birth – A dramatic tale unfolds around “Silent Night,” born from a crisis in a small Austrian church. The song’s journey from a humble parish to global fame is nothing short of miraculous. Joseph Moore, a young priest, and his musician friend Franz Gruber unwittingly created a Christmas anthem that stood the test of time.
  2. Barbra Streisand’s Silent Night – Streisand’s rendition of “Silent Night” gets special mention for its exceptional beauty, even surpassing Bing Crosby’s version in popularity over the last two decades.
  3. Oh Holy Night’s Controversial History – This beloved carol has a tumultuous backstory, from its origins in France to being shunned by the Catholic hierarchy for the composer’s Jewish heritage. It eventually gained a new life in America, resonating with the abolitionist movement and becoming the first song to be broadcast over the radio.

Drew’s conversation with Ace Collins reveals the rich and often unexpected histories behind these cherished Christmas songs, offering a fresh perspective on the music that fills our hearts each holiday season. 🎶🎵🌟

Remember to explore more about Ace and his works!

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Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at relevantradio.com and on the Relevant Radio® app.