Merry Christmas 2013

” ‘Twas Christmas in the trenches where the frost, so bitter hung
The frozen fields of France were warmed as songs of peace were sung
For the walls they’d kept between us to exact the work of war
Had been crumbled and were gone forevermore.”
~ John McCutcheon, Christmas in the Trenches

Christmas in the Trenches“Christmas in the Trenches” is a ballad from John McCutcheon’s 1984 Album Winter Solstice. It tells the story of the 1914 Christmas Truce between the British and German lines on the Western Front during the Great War from the perspective of a fictional British soldier. Although Francis Tolliver is a fictional character, the event depicted in the ballad is true. John McCutcheon met some of the German soldiers involved in this Christmas story when he toured in Belgium…Source


Merry Christmas 2013 — 2 Comments

    • Hello Viv,

      I respect your opinion but must disagree. This quote is not about war but the peace that was brought by this one special day. My take on this song is that, a day as powerful as Christmas Day can cause enemies to not only stop fighting but also draw them together. Even if it is for just a day. This is why I chose this thought. Where is Jesus? Maybe he was there that day.

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