- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: December 21, 2003
Lock and load for an unforgettable tour of duty through two centuries of Christmas at war.
- Extraordinary stories of brotherhood across enemy lines.
- Hosted by MAIL CALL's R. Lee Ermey.
- Features film clips dramatizing some of these fabled events.
War and Christmas are not a natural combination, yet the holiday has seen some of the most moving episodes in the history of combat. There are tales that show the power of the human spirit, and others that show the depths of our cruelty. A VERY ERMEY CHRISTMAS brings them to life.
Hosted by the booming star of Mail Call, this unique special travels from Valley Forge to Baghdad to present inspiring stories of celebration in extraordinarily trying circumstances. Here is the tale of the Christmas truce of WWI, when the no-mans land between the trenches became a meeting ground for enemy soldiers; of the 101st Airborne under siege at the Battle of the Bulge on Christmas day, 1944; of the bitter retreat at Choisin Reservoir in Korea. Alongside the front-line accounts, Ermey shares another side of military holidays--his twenty year involvement with the Marines' Toys for Tots program.