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Ronald Reagan: Christmas Message -- Dec 24, 1981
American Presidency Project, UCSB ^ | Dec 24, 1981 | Ronald Reagan

Posted on 12/25/2013 10:14:37 AM PST by Innovative

Nancy and I are very happy to send our warmest greetings and best wishes to all those who are celebrating Christmas. We join with Americans everywhere in recognizing the sense of renewed hope and comfort this joyous season brings to our nation and the world.

The Nativity story of nearly twenty centuries ago is known by all faiths as a hymn to the brotherhood of man. For Christians, it is the fulfillment of age-old prophecies and the reaffirmation of God's great love for all of us. Through a generous Heavenly Father's gift of His Son, hope and compassion entered a world weary with fear and despair and changed it for all time.

On Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Christ with prayer, feasting, and great merriment. But, most of all, we experience it in our hearts. For, more than just a day, Christmas is a state of mind. It is found throughout the year whenever faith overcomes doubt, hope conquers despair, and love triumphs over hate. It is present when men of any creed bring love and understanding to the hearts of their fellow man.

The feeling is seen in the wondrous faces of children and in the hopeful eyes of the aged. It overflows the hearts of cheerful givers and the souls of the caring. And it is reflected in the brilliant colors, joyful sounds, and beauty of the winter season.

Let us resolve to honor this spirit of Christmas and strive to keep it throughout the year.

Nancy and I ask you to join us in a prayer that prudence, wisdom, and understanding might descend on the people of all nations' so that during the year ahead we may realize an ancient and wondrous dream: "peace on earth, goodwill toward men."


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: christmas; christmasmessage; reagan; reaganchristmas; ronaldreagan
This is a true Christmas message.
1 posted on 12/25/2013 10:14:37 AM PST by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Sounds a little better than the basketball and cookies speech of the nitwit we have now.

2 posted on 12/25/2013 10:16:47 AM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: Innovative

..oh yeah, presidents gave Christmas messages back we have someone who picks his nose and skips off to join Reggie in a few rounds..........of golf.

3 posted on 12/25/2013 10:25:08 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Innovative; JLAGRAYFOX; celtic gal; unkus; ConorMacNessa; flat; ZULU; Doogle; Lumper20; mazda77; ...

President Ronald Reagan, a true American patriot, who obviously loved his country and her military! What we have today is a national disgrace both in our WH and in this Congress.

4 posted on 12/25/2013 10:43:41 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Youtube link:

Ronald Reagan's Christmas Message

5 posted on 12/25/2013 10:55:26 AM PST by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: Venturer

You got that right. Obama is a total Fail for a President and a human and he is not fit to lick the boots of President Reagan.

6 posted on 12/25/2013 10:55:45 AM PST by funfan
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To: Innovative

goosebumps here! Sad for our country

7 posted on 12/25/2013 11:42:30 AM PST by cajungirl
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