YMMV / Joyeux NoŽl

  • Awesome Music: Phillipe Rombi's score, especially "I'm Dreaming of Home." Considering two of the main characters are opera singers this is kind of a given.
  • Fridge Horror: Lieutenant Horstmayer is Jewish. It is likely that his wife is too, along with being French. If he survives into the Nazi era... Let's just say that this may not be the last time he's thrown in a cattle car and sent to Eastern Europe.
    • The cat getting arrested for carrying a message between two sides. This incident was based on a true story, where the cat was shot for the deed.
    • As punishment for fraternizing with the Germans, Audebert is reassigned to Verdun, which a little more than one year later will be the place of one of the most terrible and bloodiest battles of WWI and human history. It is likely that he won't "survive this war for his son".
  • Tearjerker: It's a war movie, people, about the Western Front. QED, it is sad.
    • The instant the alarm goes off at the end of the movie and you realise who got shot.
    • "Christmas means nothing to me. I'm Jewish." That'll end well.
    • "You're a grandfather."
    • The beginning of the truce itself (with the German, French, and British forces going back and forth singing Silent Night) is another huge tearjerker, but in a good way.