Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Story Of The Christmas Truce Of 1914

One of my favorite Christmas stories - right up there with Dickens' "Christmas Carol" and Seuss's "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" - is the story from World War I of the German and British troops who stopped fighting long enough to celebrate Christmas.  We all know and love that story, but details are generally sketchy.  The Futility Closet has you covered.  This is a great story and never has there been a more perfect time to listen to it.  Take some time to listen to this inspirational story.

There was also a (not great, inaccurate) movie interpretation of this amazing story; I've included the trailer below.  It's really all you need to see of that movie - listen to the podcast above above instead.
There is also a commercial based on the incident; which, frankly is more moving.

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