I don't think anyone would criticize us for laying down our rifles on Christmas Eve.
The Christmas truce of 1914 was a widespread event in which soldiers, notably on the Western front of the war, partook in non-action, a cease-fire, on Christmas Eve, Christmas day, and at some points actually lasted all the way to the New Year. Soldiers from Germany, France, and the United Kingdom stopped their fighting in trade for fraternising, and in a certain area of the front actually managed to play a match of football; between opposing sides, of course.
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, I have the tradition of creating Christmas pictures centred around the 1914 Christmas truce, and further the tradition by watching the movie "Joyeux Noel," a movie with several languages within it ranging around from the certain regions each scene is in. For the past three years, it's been this shot of the movie's poster that I've been doing with substition of Hetalia characters: www.impawards.com/2006/posters…
So credit is due where it must be given.
However, the art is mine, every single brushstroke and detail is by my own hand, so you don't have to worry about originality on that front.
If you want to see last year's version of the picture, go here:
and if you're too lazy to check the description there, here's the link for the very first attempt:
(And if you're wondering who that character there in the middle is, it's German Empire, an OC of mine first introduced on my main account. He represents the Kaiserreich, the Empire in granduer, the Hohenzollern dynasty. I have this headcanon where the Germans need a little more than just two representatives; Prussia would represent Prussia, Germany would represent the non-Prussian regions and their unity, and Franz, as is the name of G.E. would represent the monarchy and the notion that bound both of them. Obviously, the person on the right is Scotland, essentially the fancanon character.
Oh, and G.E.'s not wearing the Iron Cross neck-order, just the ribbon. He's wearing the "Pour le Merit" medal, which was instated by Friedrich the Great and was worn by high-ranking military position holders in the Kingdom of Prussia and the German Empire, notably by Wilhelm II, Hindenburg, Bismarck, and Wilhelm I.)
'tis all for now.
France, Hetalia (c) Hidekaz Himaruya
German Empire (c)
Scotland (c) ...? Fans?