Sometimes I wish we belonged to the British Commonwealth. Watching this video was one of those times:
From there, on The Royal Channel on Facebook (how fantastic is that?), one can see Queen Elizabeth’s first Christmas broadcast, from 1957. It’s fascinating, and worth your time.
All of this led me to want to compare President Obama. Putting all potential cynical comments aside, I have to applaud him for a nice speech at the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony. Here’s the relevant portion:
Oh, Ronaldus Magnus. How we miss thee.