Presidential Christmas Addresses

Franklin D. Roosevelt declared in his Christmas address to the nation Dec. 24, 1944 (the first Christmas after D-Day): "Here, at home, we will celebrate this Christmas Day in our traditional American way because of its deep spiritual meaning to us; because the teachings of Christ are fundamental in our lives; and because we want our youngest generation to grow up knowing the significance of this tradition and the story of the coming of the immortal Prince of Peace and Good Will. … We pray that with victory will come a new day of peace on earth, in which all the nations of the earth will join together for all time. That is the spirit of Christmas, the holy day. May that spirit live and grow throughout the world in all the years to come." Reference, Whole address

Enjoy Ronald Reagan’s Christmas address below!


  1. Esther December 21, 2011 at 5:36 am #

    Beautiful! What an encouragement to hear!

  2. Hannah Burnett December 21, 2011 at 8:24 am #

    Thanks for sharing! It’s hard to believe that we’ve gone from that to our representatives not even being allowed to wish us a Merry Christmas.

  3. Donald December 26, 2011 at 5:51 am #

    “Peace” can mean so many things. It’s wonderful to know and experience that peace which the Heavenly Father offers to us evermore in Christ. Grace and peace to you in the New Year Michael!

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