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Christmas seems to be coming early in the UK.

The UK grocery chain, Sainsbury has decided to recreate The Christmas Truce of 1914, an epic moment in history that proves how undeniable the Christmas spirit is for its “Christmas is for Sharing” holiday campaign. 

According to The History Channel, 100 years ago during WWI, Pope Benedict XV suggested a temporary hiatus of the war in order to celebrate Christmas. The opposing countries refused to agree to any official cease-fire – however, on Christmas Eve hearts changed and so did the outcome of the story. Both British and German troops came to an unofficial truce when they began singing Christmas carols in their respective languages while in the trenches. 

On Christmas Day, German troops emerged shaking hands with British troops and even engaging in a friendly game of futbol. 

Check out the video below