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What would your Christmas message to the nation be?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Duke of York, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    I see that the news is full today with the Christmas messages that the various political leaders want to get across and no doubt on Friday, our good queen Liz will be reflecting back over the miserable year we've had and offer words of hope that there is a limit to how bad things will get in order to avert a revolution. Maybe she will be tempting us to just hang in there for another four years, when the chance will come to kick the Tories out of power again?

    I can't think of an occasion in my life when I've heard a Christmas message of any kind that hit the spot with me. Cynicism is in my genes though and there ain't a lot I can do about it. That's not to say I don't find this a time to reflect back over this year and have hope that next year will improve.

    Of course it will for some. They were saying in the news on Tuesday that in the coming year, rent increases will outstrip the cost of mortgages, so that'll be nice for some, won't it?

    I don't have much of a Christmas message to offer other than say there are some things that might get you over the festive period. The test match starts on Boxing day, Charlie Brooker will be giving his annual, satirical wipe of the year on the 30th and Jools Holland will be tinkling the ivories once again on New Year's Eve, hopefully with a bit more boogie woogie than of late.

    But how about you? Were you charged with offering a Christmas message to the nation, what would you be telling us?
  2. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Eat, drink and be merry (in moderation obviously)
    Treat your fellow humans with respect and kindness
    Try to behave like sensible adults for at least a couple of days
    Merry Christmas
  3. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Christmas is just one lovely day in the year, enjoy it as you will, remember its origins and those not able to share in the fun.
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  4. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Carry On.

    (It's too late to keep calm.)
    foxtail3 likes this.
  5. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    'Christmas is far better far away from the cold, wet depressing UK'

    (Smugly written from a hot climate!)
  6. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    From henceforth Christmas will be cancelled. This is a secular society and we shall instead institute a new holiday. It will be known (most imaginatively) as DECEMBER 25th and 26th with a side-dedication to Ebenezer Scrooge.

    Didactylos4 and nomad like this.
  7. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Only 4 more days and you're back at work!
  8. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    Don't be afraid. Things work out.
  9. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Stay in Europe - ignore the tory loons/bigots
  10. ninenotes

    ninenotes Senior commenter

    Other places to live are available outside the south east of England.

    If people in the south east of England don't know this, maybe the Queen could tell them tomorrow.
    coffeekid likes this.
  11. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    If you're female I'll say "don't get pregnant by any means because you might end up in a stable".

    If you're male I'll say "don't be taking any woman anywhere on a donkey".
    grumpydogwoman likes this.
  12. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I suppose it depends how they work out though.
  13. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    Our NHS is one of the wonders of the Western World and once it has gone it can never be brought back. Thank your lucky stars and fight to keep it.
  14. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    My message? Treat others as you would like to be treated.
    bombaysapphire likes this.
  15. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    JB Priestley saw it coming.

    I'm not at all sure there's any point in a message to the nation. I think most people in it are individually completely selfish.
  16. ninenotes

    ninenotes Senior commenter

    If you expect it to be that way, that's the way it will be.
  17. ninenotes

    ninenotes Senior commenter

    Love and peace, man.

    Play that funky music.

  18. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    Sadly I don't think the me me me mentality is going to change any time soon.
  19. ninenotes

    ninenotes Senior commenter

  20. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Or corporately, cynically capitalist and neo-liberalist, perhaps?
    The vast majority are just trying to make ends meet. But it does get harder, with each year. Thanks GEORGE, you kant.

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