December 2nd through the 5th
It is December of 1818. The small Austrian village of Oberndorf bei Salzburg has seen much hardship: war, poverty, flooding. Now in the midst of a blizzardy cold winter, an assistant priest and a poor schoolmaster strive to lift the spirits of the congregation of St. Nicholas Church with an extra special Christmas Eve program. But there are more problems. The already ailing church organ is destroyed through a misunderstanding by the schoolmaster’s autistic son, Nicholas, who then, despondent, runs away from home. In the midst of this turmoil, the schoolmaster and priest come together to produce the world’s most beloved Christmas song, “Silent Night.” Silent Night is a celebration of peace and togetherness, but mostly it is a testament to the power of love during the holiday season.