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Silent Night

Morning Brief: December 24

by Jeff Coltin
Silent Night Lyrics

Jason A. Howie, flickr

 

Those celebrating Christmas Eve tonight would be wise to celebrate with the classic Christmas song “Silent Night”—it’s the song’s 195th birthday, first performed in 1818 at the Church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorf, Austria.  Not into it? Just stick with a Silent Night.

WEATHER

Partly cloudy skies, high of 40 degrees. Stays partly cloudy tonight, low of 24 heading into Christmas morning [Full forecast].

NEED TO KNOW

The White House has extended the deadline to apply for health insurance on Healthcare.gov after a last-minute swarm of sign-ups [NY Times].

Those close to the situation say New York City’s finally settled the lawsuits over 2004 arrests at the GOP convention [NY Times].

De Blasio’s named Alicia Glen as Deputy Mayor of housing and economic development, sure to be a big focus of the mayoralty [WNYC].

SPORTS

No games tonight

Knicks snuck by Orlando 103-98

And Nets fell to Indiana 103-86

Rangers beat Toronto in shootout 2-1

Islanders crushed Detroit 3-0

And Devils fell to Chicago 5-2

ON STAGE TONIGHT

Baby Dee & Little Annie @ Joe’s Pub

Harlem Gospel Choir @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

Soulfarm @ Highline Ballroom

TODAY'S HISTORY

On this day in 1865, the Ku Klux Klan was formed.

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