On this day, 200 years ago, a Christmas carol debuted that would go on to earn the intangible cultural heritage status by UNESCO and become one of the best selling singles of all time.

The song - first performed in the town of Oberndorf, outside of Salzburg, Austria - beautifully sums up the spirit of Christmas…

Silent night! Holy night!

All is calm, all is bright

Round yon virgin mother and child

Holy infant so tender and mild

Sleep in heavenly peace!

Silent night! Holy night!

Shepherds quake at the sight

Glories stream from heaven afar

Heavenly hosts sign Alleluia

Christ the Savior is born!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from our family to yours!