Friends of the Thomaston Public Library’s weekly Friday Night Film series holds screenings at 6:30 p.m. at the library, located in the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Admission is free. Parking and handicap access are in rear of the building.

This month’s Holiday Favorites conclude Dec. 24 with “Joyeux Noel” (2005, France/Germany/UK/Belgium/Romania/Norway/Japan/USA). As the multiple producing countries might hint, this is a story of the world … World War I, to be precise. Academy Award-nominated for Best Foreign Film, “Joyeux Noel” tells the true-life story of the spontaneous Christmas Eve truce declared by Scottish, French and German troops in the trenches of World War I. Enemies leave their weapons behind for one night as they band together in brotherhood and forget about the brutalities of war.

A truly powerful, must-see film, the PG-13 “Joyeux Noel” runs 116 minutes.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.