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

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.