.Santa by Train Advent Calendar Card ~ Germany

Christmas Train Victorian Style Advent Calendar card made in Germany - available from vintage-ornaments North)

WW1 Christmas Eve, 1914, not a shot was fired, as British and German soldiers played football and handed out drinks, cigars and souvenirs. It was possibly the most poignant moment of the Great War and for several days afterwards the two sides appeared reluctant to fire on the men they had met face to face. Will we ever learn from history the futility of war? British/German

Truce: The Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting: Jim Murphy: Scholastic, Canada at War series

Erzgebirge Christmas ornaments

Nutcrackers at the German Christmas Markets . all have a huge selection and many feature those from the noted Erzgebirge carving & woodworking region.