Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Christmas message – circa 1957


Can’t let Christmas Day go by without setting the Way Back machine to 1957 to take a look at the Queen’s first televised Christmas message 54 years ago to the people of England. Love the opening comments stating that “…television has made it possible for many of you to see me in your homes on Christmas Day“. Fast forward 53 years to her 2009 speech and you can see other than the invention of color television, the autocue and video, things remain the same. For those in the UK that are able to see the 2010 speech, any thoughts?

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Christmas Speech 1957

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBRP-o6Q85s

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Christmas Speech 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T12qfpSwUS0