Front line. Still freezing hard. No firing along our part of the line all day. Receive Xmas parcel from 2nd battalion. Men from both sides meet between the lines, shake hands and exchange cigarettes. Champion gets a cigar from one. J A Millar, Robins and I arrive too late. German dead lying about. Did ourselves well in the grub line. Breakfast: Sardines, bread and butter and jam, cocoa. Dinner: Hot maconochie, biscuits and cheese and tinned plum pudding (a present from the County Territorial Association) and coffee. Tea: Biscuits, butter, jam and tea. Afterwards, rum punch and a slice of plum pudding and rum just before turning in. On guard four hours.
Bn. War Diary entry: ‘Freezing – very quiet day practically no shooting’