It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Matthew Arnold Stern
2 min readDec 9, 2023
My high school choir in 1978.

The holidays let us wrap up the old year and get ready to start fresh with the new one. This is why holiday music always raises my spirits (with a few exceptions). I always find one song that particularly fits a year. In this chaotic and painful year, it’s “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear.”

It was one of my favorite songs from my junior high and high school choirs. It has a hopeful message and a lovely melody…

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Matthew Arnold Stern

A novelist and award-winning public speaker and technical writer. My novels Amiga and The Remainders are available now.