Film about WWI spontaneous Christmas cease fire between French and German soldiers

“Joyeux Noel”

A special screening of this beautiful film, nominated for an Academy Award, will be presented by the Oklahoma City Film Institute on Sunday, December 2nd, at 3pm. The movie will be presented — free of charge as a gift to the community — in the auditorium of the Meinders School of Business, NW 27th & McKinley.

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The Holiday Season is here. It is time for the annual re-telling of the story of the Christmas Truce of 1914.

This year — with the help and cooperation of lots of folks, including our friends at Oklahoma City University — you'll be able to experience a cinematic telling of the story. “Joyeux Noel,” the movie, will be shown in Oklahoma City on Sunday, December 2nd — 3pm.

Mark your calendar. Make plans to attend. This is a special showing, one time only. You're invited. Bring friends. Bring family. This is a free showing — a gift to the people of Oklahoma.

Here are the details:

The movie will be in the new Kerr McGee theatre, 1st floor of the Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University starting at 3pm on Sunday, December 2nd with a discussion following. A reception in the Atrium (the room adjacent to the theatre) will follow. The Meinders building is located at NW 27th & McKinley Ave.

If you need a refresher about the story, see this post from last year:


And, see the movie trailer here:

I hope you'll make plans to attend.

Here is a review from a movie-goer in Germany (from the website):

“I was sceptical before watching this film but by the end I had tears running down my cheeks.

“By depicting the feelings and destinies of the soldiers, the film demonstrated the absurdity of war and how each soldier is more than a mere cannon target. It is a commentary on the utter stupidity of politics governing war events from behind curtains while not actually experiencing the real war. By depicting a unique event in European war history that occurred on Christmas day 1914 it shows viewers that Europeans can be as one even as 'enemies.'”

To read the rest of this message, including more movie-goer reviews (and a parental advisory notice), please visit the