A lot of (worrying, for the Generals) fraternization occurred on the Western Front during Christmas Eve 1914. Most of it (at least the reported stuff) took place between German and British lines in the Ypres salient but some French and Belgians also relaxed a bit. No doubt, Stille Nacht/Silent Night helped to cross barriers. My mum, who ran a residential home for disabled people asked me and my (singing only) brother to perform for the residents. With only a right-handed acoustic available, I've got Franz Gruber to thank for writing an uncomplicated number that even I could strum out.

On a lower plane, I particularly like the guitar on Greg Lake's "I Believe in Father Christmas". The amusing thing is that he and Pete Sinfield (both were in King Crimson) wrote the most miserable, anti-Nativity/Santa lyrics you could imagine yet it's on every compilation album every year. Myself, I detest Christmas time so this and "Fairytale of New York" are my preferred songs.


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