Two hundred years of Silent Night

The Christmas carol Silent Night is celebrating its 200th birthday.

It was first performed in Austria, in the village of Oberndorf near Salzburg, on Christmas Eve 1818.

But what's the story behind its composition and why has it remained so popular?

Producer/ correspondent: Bethany Bell. Filmed and edited: Fabian Chaundy

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