It's featured on TSO's debut album, Christmas Eve and Other Stories. This song tells the story of a Sarajevo-born cellist (Vedran Smailovic) who returns to his homeland to find it in ruins after the Bosnian War.. At that time, Serbs were shelling Sarajevo every night.
John Oliva of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra managed to do just that when he penned his arranged blending of "God Rest You Merry Gentlemen" with "Carol of the Bells" to create a wildly emotional ride that has become "Christmas Eve, Sarajevo 12/24."
"Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24" is an instrumental medley of "God Rest Ye Merry. Paul O'Neill explained the story behind Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 in an .
Check out Christmas/ Sarajevo 12/24 [Instrumental] by Trans-Siberian Orchestra on Amazon Music. Stream. From the Album Christmas Eve And Other Stories.
Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24. As Performed by Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Music by Paul O'Neill and Robert Kinkel [Trans-Siberian Orchestra] / arr. Bob Phillips .
(Christmas Eve and Other Stories Poetry) LYRICS. A Mad Russian's Christmas LYRICS; The Prince Of Peace LYRICS; Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 LYRICS .