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Monday, December 25, 2017

The Queen's Christmas Broadcast, 2017

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Doesn't she look marvelous? Even at 91, God bless her.

This year's broadcast, recorded earlier this month at Buckingham Palace, marks the 60th anniversary of the Queen's first televised Christmas message in 1957.  Before that, she broadcast on radio, as did her father and her grandfather, King George V, who originated the practice in 1932.

And here is the first televised message, broadcast live by the Queen in 1957 from Sandringham, her country house in Norfolk:

In 2015, the BBC produced this fascinating documentary outlining the history of royal Christmas messages:

From our little hacienda here in Texas, where M.P. is hard at work conjuring up our holiday feast, I wish all my truckbuddies around the world a very merry Christmas.

The Christmas cactus blooms every year right on schedule, as you can see.

As promised last week, here is a slightly better exposure of the front of the house.

Simple but charming, isn't it?  All due to M.P.'s careful, persistent work, which your Head Trucker simply hasn't the patience for.


Davis said...

I hope your Christmas (for the next 11 days!) is wonderful, Russ.

Russ Manley said...

Thanks Davis, same to you.

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