Video: 'The Beatles 1964 Christmas Show Rare Interview'
(Thursday, December 24, 1964, Christmas Eve, 6:15 p.m. GMT) — Following the success of “The Beatles’ Christmas Show” in December 1963 and early 1964, manager Brian Epstein decided the group should repeat the trick with “Another Beatles Christmas Show” starting tonight (through Jan. 16, 1965) at the Hammersmith Odeon in London.
Video: 'The Great War episode 2 Stalemate' (Dec. 24, 1914, at 50:10)
(Thursday, December 24, 1914, Christmas Eve; on the Western Front of the First World War) — Impromptu Christmas truces began to take hold along parts of the Western Front today between British and German soldiers who, in some cases, exchanged gifts and even played soccer with each other.
Video: 'WW2: The Battle of the Bulge' (Dec. 24, 1944, at 31:00)
(Sunday, December 24, 1944, Christmas Eve, 12:00 noon local time; during the Battle of the Bulge on the Western Front of World War II) — Allied reconnaissance aircraft discovered the Germans had pressed ahead to within just five miles of the River Meuse, the high water mark of the German advance, but their fuel supply had run dry. Continue reading Germans reach high water mark of advance 70 years ago this hour (Dec 24 1944)
Video: 'Vietnam: A Television History - LBJ Goes to War [3/11]' (Dec. 24, 1964, at 21:15)
(Thursday, December 24, 1964, Christmas Eve, 5:45 p.m. local time; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — Two Viet Cong operatives detonated a car bomb tonight underneath the Brink Hotel in Saigon, which housed United States Army officers. The explosion killed two Americans, an officer and an NCO, and injured approximately 60, including military personnel and Vietnamese civilians.