An elementary school in Wisconsin included Silent Night in
its Christmas program (excuse me, Holiday program), but changed the
lyrics so as not to offend the atheists out there. The new lyrics run
Cold in the Night
Cold in the night, no one in sight;
Winter winds whirl and bite.
How I wish I were happy and warm,
Safe with my family out of the storm.
And how I wish they didn’t tinker with Joseph Mohr’s majestic lyrics. The arrogance is incredible.