In the days leading up to Christmas, Meridian Magazine will bring you a Christmas surprise every day–a story, experience or video that captures the warmth and joy of the season.  Check here for a daily dose of fun, inspiration or holiday good cheer.

You are invited to submit your own stories of a Christmas you remember or tips about articles or videos to publish to our editor, Maurine Proctor, at [email protected]

The following ad is by the Sainsbury stores of Great Britain. It captures the moment in World War I when the war ceased for a night because someone sang a Christmas carol.