A bit of history behind Her Majesty The Queen’s Christmas message

Following the tradition that was started in 1932 by her father, King George V, Her Majesty The Queen broadcast her inaugural Christmas Message live on the radio from her study at Sandringham, Norfolk in 1952. The Queen began: “Each Christmas, at this time, my beloved father broadcast a message to his people in all parts of the world. Today […]

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas – Python style

Much like watching It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story, one of my Christmas traditions is to listen to John Cleese’s adaptation of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Published anonymously in 1823 under the title ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas‘, the poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas has been called “arguably the best-known verses […]

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The Queen's Christmas message: 1957-2011

The Queen’s Christmas message – 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60Eq5sXh_Lo Thankfully, this “new medium” of television, as The Queen put it some 54 years ago, took hold thus allowing for The Queen’s Happy Christmas message to be seen and not just heard each year on Christmas Day. Following the tradition that was started in 1932 by King George […]

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