Christmas Truce

Synopsis: During a 24-hour holiday truce amid the Battle of the Bulge, American army captain John Myers (Craig Olejnik) and a Belgian girl named Alina (Ali Liebert) meet and fall in love. Separated during the Battle of the Bulge, an American captain (Craig Olejnik) and the Belgian woman (Ali Liebert) he loves vow to reunite on the first Christmas Eve after the end of World War II.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Brian Skiba
  2 nominations.
88 min


Christmas 1944.

World War II is at its climax

as the German army embarks

on a last chance offensive

in the Ardennes forest, Belgium.

This offensive will become known

as the Battle of the Bulge.

The allied armies were

pushed back nearly 40 miles.

For those of us who lived

within the bulge,

Germany ruled once again


I am so tired of this mud.

I blame the Germans.


Pauline told me the village

agrees with her about canceling

the Christmas Eve

celebrations again.

And the other half still thinks

we should celebrate.

When we were liberated,

it makes sense to celebrate

but now that the Germans

are back,

it's too much risk.

Christmas is God's day.

We should celebrate no

matter our conditions,

that's not what you said

last year.

Last year was different.

We've gone long enough without.

Alina, this war will end

and there will be many more

Christmases to come.

We should do as

we've always done.

Keep out of sight.

We live longer that way.

Oh, Peter.

Do you think he'll give us

a good price?

He always gives us a good price.

Gives you.


He's a widower,

and he's rich.

He likes you.

It's perfect.

I'm not willing to settle

on love for money.

I have to feel something,

and I don't.

Jensen, we're a no-go.


I'm almost done loading up.

Yeah, unload again.

The entire front just got socked

by a winter storm.

The guys are having a Christmas

party over at Mulligan's,

you should stop in.

They never let me in there.

I'll make sure no one messes

with you?

Don't want all the guys not to

care about the Sugar Ray fight.

Ok, yeah.


Captain Myers.


Get that plane loaded up

and ready to go.


We're grounded.

Not anymore.

Hey Jensen,

where are the pilots?

They're in the hangar.

Go find them.

We don't have time to delay.

Yes sir.


I um...

I was wondering if you

considered my transfer

to the front?

I have and it's still a no.

Come off it!

I want to see some action,

you know?

Really help someone.

I didn't become a medic

to handle supply drops.

You're an only child,


I want to see at least one

of my men go home alive.

Come on, hurry up.

Let's finish loading up

this plane, let's go.

Captain, please.

One week, even.

We can talk about it tomorrow.

You say that every time.

You never know,

tomorrow might be better.

Excuse me, madam,

would you like some wurst

for your little boy?

Ya, that's very kind of you.

If I had known about the attack

we would have stayed home.

We never miss a Christmas


The advance was unexpected.

It's getting like that

in Berlin.

More and more people

in the streets, hungry.

Excuse me?

Yes Madam?

I want a few more slices

of wurst, if you don't mind.

It's my pleasure.

It's that good?

It's not for him.

My father always says

"if you want to win the hearts

of people,

"then feed their bellies".

Kommstau Phillip.

Merry Christmas,

your steaks are on me.



Ah, Helena, Alina.

I have the pork belly here,

and I would like 50 marks

this time, please.

50 marks?

Fine, but I only do this because

it's the Christmas season.

Did you hear Pauline wants

to cancel our Christmas


I heard.

Alina, I made you head of

the Kerstavond

and I think it's about time

we celebrate.

I would, but the risk

is too great.

We'll postpone another year.

Perhaps we three could celebrate

together here.

I cook, we drink.

That's a very kind invitation,

but if not for the festival

I'd rather stay home.

Thank you.


sorry for the delay,

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