I thought that this was an excellent ballad. The content could not have been delivered in a better way. The story is sad. World war I was one of the worst times that our world has ever encountered. Times were scary too. However, Christmas made everything better. "The cannons rested silent, the gas clouds rolled no more. As Christmas brought us respite from the war." I love the part where everyone was singing songs and giving gifts. I took away a lot from this ballad. Throughout tough times we must try to make the best out of the situation. That is what everyone did in this ballad and that is what I will do going forward.