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Christmas 2014 - Christmas 1914 World War II (Sainsbury's) (& German)
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Love thy neighbour... and thy enemy. Even during war. Based on a true story. This commercial was inspired by real events from 100 years ago. This year’s Christmas ad from Sainsbury’s – Christmas is for sharing. Made in partnership with The Royal British Legion, it commemorates the extraordinary events of Christmas Day, 1914, when the guns fell silent and two armies met in no-man’s land, sharing gifts – and even playing football together.

Click here to see the true story behind this commercial (with a listening activity)

Click here to see the video and lyrics of the Christmas carol they sing here: Silent Night.

Click here to see a video about the making of this commercial.

[German parts marked in red]

Jenkins. Oakley. Knight.

(distant singing)
♪ Stille Nacht
- ♪ Heilige Nacht - ♪ Holy night
♪ All is calm
♪ All is bright
♪ Nur das traute hochheilige Paar
♪ Holy infant, so tender...
♪ lockigen Haar
- ♪ Sleep in heavenly peace - ♪ himmlischer Ruh
- ♪ Schlaf in himmlischer... - ♪ Sleep in heavenly...

Ein Brite kommt!
Ein Brite kommt!
Jim? Jim! No, don't do it!

Er ist nicht bewaffnet.
Nein, Otto!

- My name is Jim. - Mein Name ist Otto.
- Pleased to meet you, Otto. - Freut mich.

Rose, she's called.
Um... Ist schön... Um...
- Schön. - (all shout)


Happy Christmas.
Frohe Weihnachten.

JENKINS. OAKLEY. KNIGHT= Just the three surnames of the soldiers to whom the letters are addressed.

HOLY= Saint.

CALM= /kɑ:m/ Quiet, in peace.

BRIGHT= Shining, filled with light (the light of God, who was born in flesh on Christmas Day)

INFANT= (formal) A child in the earliest period of life, especially before he or she can walk.

TENDER= Sweet, soft, cute.

HEAVENLY= Related to Heaven (to God)

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