Joyeux Noël – A beautiful French Christmas movie set during the First World War

JOYEUX NOEL a French Christmas movie

Joyeux Noël a French Christmas movie

Joyeux Noël a French Christmas movie

Joyeux Noël is one of my favorite French Christmas movies. It's based on real-life events and shows the humanity of the soldiers who fought during the First World War in the trenches. When the three sides are told that their enemies are not even human and then, for one night, come to realize that they do share the same feelings and hopes, they come together for a midnight mass that helps them forget about the brutal irony of war. With beautiful music and a great cast (French actors Guillaume Canet and Dany Boon, German actors Daniel Brühl and Diane Krüger and Scottish actor Gary Lewis), this is a must-watch film!

Joyeux Noël is mentioned in my video: How to organize a French Christmas

  • Language: English (Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding

Academy Award(r), Golden Globe(r) and BAFTA nominee for Best Foreign Film, JOYEUX NOEL (Merry Christmas) tells the true-life story of the spontaneous Christmas Eve truce declared by Scottish, French and German troops in the trenches of World War I. Enemies leave their weapons behind for one night as they band together in brotherhood and forget about the brutalities of war. Diane Krüger (Troy), Daniel Brühl (Good Bye Lenin!) and Benno Fürmann (The Princess and the Warrior) head a first-rate international cast in a truly powerful, must-see film. (storyline from Amazon)

Formats available: amazon video, blu-ray and DVD

Transparency statement: I have watched this movie several times and recommend it because I sincerely believe you will enjoy watching it too ^^

Joyeux Noel Trailer

How to organize a French Christmas

For transcripts and more Christmas links (recipes, santons etc.) check out: How to organize a French Christmas


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