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Presidential Christmas Addresses

The President of the United States traditionally sends greetings to the People at Christmas time.

Presidential Christmas Addresses

24 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 6 hours, 43 min)
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FDRTraditionally, "Merry Christmas" has been a safe and generally appreciated greeting for the 'holly-draped' time of the year, but in the spirit of inclusivity, it has become important to remember that not everyone celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Just about everyone celebrates something in December, if only the retail madness of the shopping season, so "Happy Holidays" has become a default, 'politically correct' greeting.

One person who is expected to say the right thing during the season is the President of the United States (some would point out that it would be the right thing because POTUS says it). The First Family does not set the tone for all Americans to the extent that other leaders have, but the White House does influence fashion and tastes.

The first White House Christmas Tree was set up in the Second Floor Oval Room in 1889 to be enjoyed by Benjamin Harrison's grandchildren. It has been widely reported that Teddy Roosevelt objected to Christmas Trees, fearing the practice would encourage deforestation. In 1902, little Archie Roosevelt snuck a small tree into the Mansion and hid it in his closet until he could present it to the family fully decorated; the President was so delighted that it became a family tradition.

President Coolidge began the tradition of lighting a National Christmas Tree on December 24, 1923, when he flipped the switch to illuminate a 48-foot tall balsam fir from Vermont festooned with 2,500 red, white, and green electric bulbs. Today, the National Park Service runs "the Pathway of Peace" surrounding the National Christmas Tree, a collection of 56 trees decorated to represent each State and Territory. The National Tree and the Pathway of Peace are illuminated each night around sunset and the lights are extinguished promptly at 10:00 pm Sunday-Thursday and 11:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. This collection includes presidential Christmas and holiday addresses. 

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    24 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00. Total playtime 6 hours, 43 min
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    total playtime 6 hours, 43 min
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    1. Volume 1 - 12 shows - total playtime 3 hours 40 minutes
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    2. 19431224 FDR Fireside Chat Teheran And Cairo Conferences.mp3
    3. 19711225 Richard Nixon Christmas Day Call To Lbj.mp3
    4. 19731214 Richard Nixon Lighting of National Christmas Tree.mp3
    5. 19941207 Bill Clinton Lighting of National Christmas Tree.mp3
    6. 19961205 Bill Clinton Lighting of National Christmas Tree.mp3
    7. 20111211 Barack Obama Christmas In Washington.mp3
    8. 20121206 Barack Obama National Christmas Tree Lighting.mp3
    9. 20131206 Barack Obama Lighting National Christmas Tree.mp3
    10. 20141215 Barack Obama Christmas In Washington.mp3
    11. 20161201 Barack Obama Lighting National Christmas Tree.mp3
    12. 20171129 Donald Trump Tax Reform.mp3
    13. 20181128 Donald Trump Lighting National Christmas Tree.mp3

    1. Volume 2 - 12 shows - total playtime 3 hours 3 minutes
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    2. 20211129 Joe Biden Meeting CEOs on Holiday Shopping Season.mp3
    3. 20211201 Joe Biden Supply Chains Stocked ShelvesHolidays.mp3
    4. 20211202 Joe Biden Lighting National Christmas Tree.mp3
    5. 20211202 Joe Biden Lighting of the National Christmas Tree.mp3
    6. 20211219 Donald Trump Christmas Greeting 1st Baptist Dallas.mp3
    7. 20211221 Against Covid19.mp3
    8. 20211221 Joe Biden Nation Fight Against COVID Christmas.mp3
    9. 20211222 Joe Biden Gifts Are Delivered Shelves Are Full.mp3
    10. 20211222 Joe Biden Supply Chain Disruptions.mp3
    11. 20211223 Joe Biden Accelerating Access Therapies ALS.mp3
    12. 20211224 Joe Biden White House Children’s Program.mp3
    13. 20211225 Joe Biden Christmas Day Message Military Families.mp3
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    24 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00. Total playtime 6 hours, 43 min
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    total playtime 6 hours, 43 min
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    1. Volume 1 - 12 shows - total playtime 3 hours 40 minutes
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    2. 19431224 FDR Fireside Chat Teheran And Cairo Conferences.mp3
    3. 19711225 Richard Nixon Christmas Day Call To Lbj.mp3
    4. 19731214 Richard Nixon Lighting of National Christmas Tree.mp3
    5. 19941207 Bill Clinton Lighting of National Christmas Tree.mp3
    6. 19961205 Bill Clinton Lighting of National Christmas Tree.mp3
    7. 20111211 Barack Obama Christmas In Washington.mp3
    8. 20121206 Barack Obama National Christmas Tree Lighting.mp3
    9. 20131206 Barack Obama Lighting National Christmas Tree.mp3
    10. 20141215 Barack Obama Christmas In Washington.mp3
    11. 20161201 Barack Obama Lighting National Christmas Tree.mp3
    12. 20171129 Donald Trump Tax Reform.mp3
    13. 20181128 Donald Trump Lighting National Christmas Tree.mp3

    1. Volume 2 - 12 shows - total playtime 3 hours 3 minutes
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    2. 20211129 Joe Biden Meeting CEOs on Holiday Shopping Season.mp3
    3. 20211201 Joe Biden Supply Chains Stocked ShelvesHolidays.mp3
    4. 20211202 Joe Biden Lighting National Christmas Tree.mp3
    5. 20211202 Joe Biden Lighting of the National Christmas Tree.mp3
    6. 20211219 Donald Trump Christmas Greeting 1st Baptist Dallas.mp3
    7. 20211221 Against Covid19.mp3
    8. 20211221 Joe Biden Nation Fight Against COVID Christmas.mp3
    9. 20211222 Joe Biden Gifts Are Delivered Shelves Are Full.mp3
    10. 20211222 Joe Biden Supply Chain Disruptions.mp3
    11. 20211223 Joe Biden Accelerating Access Therapies ALS.mp3
    12. 20211224 Joe Biden White House Children’s Program.mp3
    13. 20211225 Joe Biden Christmas Day Message Military Families.mp3
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    24 recordings on 8 Audio CDs. Total playtime 6 hours, 43 min
    24 recordings on 8 Audio CDs
    total playtime 6 hours, 43 min

    Presidential Christmas Addresses Disc A001

    1. 19431224 FDR Fireside Chat Teheran And Cairo Conferences
    2. 19711225 Richard Nixon Christmas Day Call To Lbj
    3. 19731214 Richard Nixon Lighting of National Christmas Tree

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    Presidential Christmas Addresses Disc A002

    1. 19941207 Bill Clinton Lighting of National Christmas Tree
    2. 19961205 Bill Clinton Lighting of National Christmas Tree

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    Presidential Christmas Addresses Disc A003

    1. 20131206 Barack Obama Lighting National Christmas Tree
    2. 20141215 Barack Obama Christmas In Washington
    3. 20161201 Barack Obama Lighting National Christmas Tree

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    Presidential Christmas Addresses Disc A004

    1. 20171129 Donald Trump Tax Reform
    2. 20181128 Donald Trump Lighting National Christmas Tree
    3. 20211129 Joe Biden Meeting CEOs on Holiday Shopping Season

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    Presidential Christmas Addresses Disc A005

    1. 20211201 Joe Biden Supply Chains Stocked ShelvesHolidays
    2. 20211202 Joe Biden Lighting National Christmas Tree
    3. 20211202 Joe Biden Lighting of the National Christmas Tree
    4. 20211219 Donald Trump Christmas Greeting 1st Baptist Dallas

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    Presidential Christmas Addresses Disc A006

    1. 20211221 Against Covid19
    2. 20211221 Joe Biden Nation Fight Against COVID Christmas

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    Presidential Christmas Addresses Disc A007

    1. 20211222 Joe Biden Gifts Are Delivered Shelves Are Full
    2. 20211222 Joe Biden Supply Chain Disruptions
    3. 20211223 Joe Biden Accelerating Access Therapies ALS
    4. 20211224 Joe Biden White House Children’s Program
    5. 20211225 Joe Biden Christmas Day Message Military Families
    6. 20111211 Barack Obama Christmas In Washington

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    Presidential Christmas Addresses Disc A008

    1. 20121206 Barack Obama National Christmas Tree Lighting

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