The Queen’s 2013 Christmas Message

Queen Elizabeth II has delivered her annual Christmas message to the Commonwealth.

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The theme of the 87-year-old monarch’s televised address was “reflection”. It focussed on the birth of her great-grandson and heir, Prince George, the 60th anniversary of her coronation in 1953, and looked ahead to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next year. [Read more...]


Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s Christmas Message

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has released this Christmas video message.

Text of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s Christmas message.

Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year.

It’s a time to reflect, to count our blessings and to give thanks for all the good things we enjoy. [Read more...]


Queen Elizabeth II’s Christmas Message To The Commonwealth

Queen Elizabeth II has delivered her annual Christmas message to the Commonwealth.

The televised message comes at the end of the Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations of her 60 years on the throne.

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  • Listen to the Queen’s Christmas message (9m)

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  • The Queen’s first Christmas message: 1952



‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

A Christmas story from former President Bill Clinton in 1997.

This video was taken on December 18, 1997 at a children’s event at the White House.


And the First Lady, fifteen years later:



Julia Gillard’s Christmas Message

This is the Christmas message from the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard.

Text of Julia Gillard’s Christmas message.

After all the days of preparation and anticipation, Christmas is finally here.

However you and your family celebrate Christmas, whatever your own Christmas traditions are, I hope you have a wonderful day. [Read more...]


Tony Abbott’s Christmas Message

This is the Christmas message from the Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott, and his wife, Margie.

Christmas message from Tony and Margie Abbott.

Christmas is a great time of year.

In our family, like yours, Christmas is a time to come together, share stories, exchange gifts, enjoy a wonderful meal and be grateful for what we have.

It is a time of joy and anticipation. But for some, for whatever reason, Christmas can be difficult time – it’s up to all of us, to remember everyone who’s doing it tough.

All of us as Australians have much to be thankful for – we are an open, decent and generous people, who live free of the turmoil and bitter divisions that have gripped other nations.

From our family to your family – we wish you a happy Christmas – may it be an enjoyable, peaceful and safe time for everyone.

Merry Christmas.


The Queen’s Christmas Message

Queen Elizabeth II has delivered her annual Christmas Message to the Commonwealth.

Queen Elizabeth II

  • Listen to the Queen’s 2011 Christmas Message (7m)

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