The CW Offers ‘Silent Night’ Documentary

(Image credit: The CW)

Silent Night--A Song For the World is on The CW Dec. 10. A 60-minute musical documentary about the beloved Christmas carol, it is narrated by Hugh Bonneville. 

Those performing the song, which dates back to 1818 in Salzburg, in the special include Kelly Clarkson, Joss Stone, John Rhys-Davies, Kathrine McPhee, Randy Jackson, Gavin Rossdale, Sheléa, Josh Groban, The Vienna Boys Choir, The Tenors and Rolando Villazón. 

“Translated into 140 languages, ‘Silent Night’ caused a Christmas ceasefire in World War I, while Bing Crosby’s version is the third best-selling single ever. In short: A song for the world!” said The CW. 

The special was created and directed by Hannes M. Schalle and is produced by Marlene Beran of Moonlake Entertainment. 

Bonneville played Robert Crawley on Downton Abbey. 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone is content director at B+C and Multichannel News. He joined B+C in 2005 and has covered network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television, including writing the "Local News Close-Up" market profiles. He also hosted the podcasts "Busted Pilot" and "Series Business." His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The L.A. Times, The Boston Globe and New York magazine.