http://www.oculture.com/ Right in time for Christmas Eveâ¦ World War I was a relentlessly grinding and brutal war. Europe had never experienced anything like it. But there was one notable moment of respite, a brief moment when humanity showed back through. Christmas Eve, 1914. The moving story of what happened that night gets recounted in John McCutcheonâs touching song, Christmas in the Trenches. The video below includes the backstory and the song itself.