Next week during Christmas Eve worship many of us will sing “Silent Night,” often reverently with candles in hand at the end of the service.
Basketball fans at Taylor University – a Christian college between Fort Wayne, Ind., and Indianapolis – have a different, non-traditional and, quite frankly, really cool take on the hymn.
To fully appreciate it you just need to watch the YouTube video below.
In a nutshell, Taylor plays a home game the Friday before finals week, The packed gym in completely silent until the home team scores it’s 10th point.
Then the place goes bananas.
Wild cheering erupts to a volume and intensity which replicates on a NAIA level the Cameron Crazies at Duke.
This then becomes a boisterous version of “Silent Night” led by the enthusiastic – and occasionally shirtless and wild-costumed student body.
Thanks to Jim Garringer in Taylor’s media relations department for sharing this with us and, of course, Merry Christmas.