"Silent Night" was written in the 1800's for a church in Austria by Father Joseph Mohr. At the time, Father Joseph was upset because the church organ was broken and there wouldn't be any music at their Christmas Eve service. But in the midst of his worry the words to a new song came to his mind and he began to write the words we all know so well: "Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright..." He then took his new lyrics to their organist who came up with the tune that we still sing to this day. Later that night at the Christmas Eve service, "Silent Night, Holy Night" was sung for the very first time accompanied by the acoustic guitar. And just think, if the organ had not been broken, there would have been no "Silent Night".
Here's a video of MPBC doing "Silent Night, Holy Night" being accompanied by acoustic guitar. Enjoy and Merry Christmas everyone!