Merry Christmas, from The Firearm Blog!

A period illustration of the 1914 Christmas Truce, showing German and British soldiers exchanging cigarettes, hats, and other gifts. The Christmas Truces in 1914 has become a powerful symbol of the spirit of the holiday, and of voluntary peacemaking by front line troops in what was unarguably the most terrible conflict in history up to that point. Image source:

The festival of Christmas commemorates the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, lord and savior in the Christian religion. More than that, though, the holiday has come to symbolize peace on earth and goodwill towards the people of all the religions and nations on Earth, regardless of belief. In these cold winter months, we remember that peace and brotherhood can flourish in imperfect men, no matter how dark the night may get.

We at TFB want to wish all of our readers a very merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. Spend this day with your family and friends, and we’ll see you tomorrow!

-The TFB Team

Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. In addition to contributing to The Firearm Blog, he runs 196,800 Revolutions Per Minute, a blog devoted to modern small arms design and theory. He is also the author of the original web serial Heartblood, which is being updated and edited regularly. He can be reached via email at


  • Martin Grønsdal

    Merry X-Mas 😉

  • Swarf

    Merry Christmas to all.

  • Johannes von’ Strauch

    Merry Christmas – Fröhliche Weihnachten everyone!

    Nathaniel you got an email.

    • Johannes von’ Strauch

      And great picture choice! Absolut perfect.

  • Don Ward

    Merry Jesus’ Birthday (Observed)

  • USMC03Vet

    Jesus is so hot right now.

    • iksnilol

      Then I done reckon he ain’t in Norway, cause it’s cold, windy and rainy here now.

  • Wolfgar

    Merry Christmas to all

  • mazkact

    Shalom Y’all, Merry Christmas. God bless us everyone.

  • Blake

    “The holiday has come to symbolize peace on earth and goodwill towards the people of all the religions and nations on Earth, regardless of belief.”

    Well spoken. “Merry Christmas” doesn’t mean “I’m here to foist my religion on you”, it means “I wish you Merry Christmas, regardless of what you belive”!

  • Wolfkiller

    More than that? Sorry, but peace on earth and secularism will never be more important than God and Christ, never. God is always the most important being, more important than all humanity and all countries combined. This is the problem with secular humanism, everything is upside down and warped to the point of absurdity. Good becomes evil and evil becomes good. If it is not about Christ, it is not Christmas. Merry Christmas to TFB and remember, Jesus is THE ONLY Reason for the Season. VIVA CRISTO REY!!