It’s not very often that you can find a movie that isn’t a cartoon that you would be happy letting your younger children watch. With my kids getting older and entertainment being more “loose” in their ratings, I often finding myself having to preview movies for them to watch. Sadly, it even comes down to some cartoons. But there are some movies that I just don’t worry about. Silent Night is one of those movies, where I knew that it would be family friendly.
The movie Silent Night is an amazing story about the man who wrote the song Silent Night. You get to share his trials, joys, inspirations and there is such a wonderful spirit to the movie that helped my kids remember the true meaning of Christmas isn’t about presents but helping others and doing what you can to share the spirit of Christmas.
This movie is one I would totally recommend to your family, not just during the Christmas season, but any time of the year.
About Silent Night:
In 1818, when Joseph Mohr is assigned to be the new assistant priest in Oberndorf, a small Austrian town near Salzburg, the young man is full of ideas and ideals. His passion to bring the church closer to the common people sets him on a collision course with his new superior, Father Nöstler. When Mohr organizes a church choir that includes out casts from the local tavern and performs in German instead of Latin, Nöstler threatens him with disciplinary action. Their relationship further deteriorates when Maria, a regular tavern patron, surprisingly joins the performance of the all-male church choir. As Mohr’s initial successes start to crumble and his efforts back fire on him, he loses all hope and faces a trial of faith. The night before Christmas, Mohr has to decide if he will accept defeat and leave Oberndorf or embrace the true significance of the Holy Night. Beautifully filmed on location in Austria, this powerful story was inspired by the true events leading to the creation of the most popular Christmas carol of all time —“Silent Night.”