My favourite Christmas Eve story is about the British and the Germans who were squared off in the trenches in World War ONE*. They paused their snipering on Christmas Eve, and had the HUMANITY to run out and sing together and exchange gifts. True story. A song was written about this by John McCutcheon, and has been performed by several artists. I had an ancient relative who fought in WWI for Scotland. He incurred what was referred to as, "Trench Foot." He later died of pneumonia. (I am not such a big adherent to chanelling. But I do believe I picked up his genes and his temperament - and his looks). Whatever may be god - please bless whatever pain is in this world. Merry Christmas.
Christmas in the Trenches - written and performed by John McCutcheon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJi41RWaTCs
Yes - a true story - http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/24/1173542/-Christmas-in-the-trenches-A-true-story
Play it on your guitar tonight! - http://www.heartwoodguitar.com/chords/john-mccutcheon-christmas-in-the-trenches/
*(That is the war that so-called progressive Woodrow Wilson brought us into).
Posted on 2014.12.24 at 22:40
"If only the British and Germans realized it was the greed of their own banking houses and industrialists that had them in the trenches and not some irreconcilable difference amongst themselves…"