WATCH: US soldiers celebrate Christmas in Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN (WFLA) — United States soldiers celebrated Christmas Eve away from home this weekend.

The holiday season can be difficult for soldiers overseas who are spending time away from their families. So on Sunday, troops at the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan lit candles and sang Christmas hymns to try and get into the holiday spirit.

Bagram is one of the main military bases in Afghanistan for US soldiers.

This year marks the sixteenth Christmas that US troops will be in Afghanistan. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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