I would like to wish all Chronicles readers a Very Merry and Blessed Christmas. And, as a Christmas present, here is a link to a piece I wrote two Christmases ago for Takimag, about some of the things I like about Christmas, including Polish Christmas carols. Since the piece is two years old, most of the videos I linked to have vanished. But, in recompense, here are two different versions of the same carol, Wsrod Nocnej Ciszy. I like the former for its beauty and the latter for its exuberance. Enjoy.

Here’s the Takimag piece: Catching the Christmas Spirit

Here’s the first video:


Here’s the second video: