Stories Behind Classic Christmas Songs

December 21, 2016 02:00 PM
 
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Sounds are just as much a part of the holiday season as the tastes, sights and sensations.

Arkansas author Ace Collins discusses the stories behind several Christmas songs, including how "Silent Night" could have been lost forever.

Do You Hear What I Hear
This song was written by a Holocaust survivor and his wife.


Silent Night
This carol was written nearly 200 years ago, and should have been been lost to history.


Away in the Manger
Martin Luther didn't write this song, but an American farmer did.


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
In an effort to show his daughter her mother's personality before she had cancer, one man wasn't playing any reindeer games when he wrote this story.


Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
This song was written on a bet. You'll never guess what the songwriter is doing now.


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