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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 5 hours, 27 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 shows - total playtime 5 hours 27 minutes
      1. 19361224 FDR Community Christmas Tree Lighting.mp3
      2. 19371224 FDR Christmas Greeting To Nation.mp3
      3. 19381224 FDR Community Tree Lighting Ceremonies.mp3
      4. 19401224 FDR Presidents Christmas Greeting.mp3
      5. 19411224 FDR Christmas Eve Message.mp3
      6. 19421224 FDR Christmas Eve Message.mp3
      7. 19431224 FDR Fireside Chat Teheran And Cairo Conferences.mp3
      8. 19441224 FDR Christmas Eve Address.mp3
      9. 19501224 Harry S Truman Christmas Eve Message.mp3
      10. 19611211 JFK Christmas Message to Berlin.mp3
      11. 19631222 LBJ Candlelight Service at the Lincoln Memorial.mp3
      12. 19641218 LBJ Pageant of Peace.mp3
      13. 19731214 Richard Nixon Lighting of National Christmas Tree.mp3
      14. 19811223 Ronald Reagan Christmas Message to Nation.mp3
      15. 19931209 Bill Clinton Lighting of National Christmas Tree.mp3
      16. 19931217 Bill Clinton Reading 'Twas Night Before Christmas.mp3
      17. 20011222 GWB President's Radio Address.mp3
      18. 20021221 GWB President's Radio Address.mp3
      19. 20031227 GWB President's Radio Address.mp3
      20. 20091224 Barack Obama Pres Weekly Address.mp3
      21. 20101225 Barack Obama The President's Weekly Address.mp3
      22. 20111224 Barack Obama The President's Weekly Address.mp3
      23. 20121222 Barack Obama The President's Weekly Address.mp3
      24. 20171220 Trump 2017 Tax Bill.mp3
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      24 shows - total playtime 5 hours 27 minutes
      1. 19361224 FDR Community Christmas Tree Lighting.mp3
      2. 19371224 FDR Christmas Greeting To Nation.mp3
      3. 19381224 FDR Community Tree Lighting Ceremonies.mp3
      4. 19401224 FDR Presidents Christmas Greeting.mp3
      5. 19411224 FDR Christmas Eve Message.mp3
      6. 19421224 FDR Christmas Eve Message.mp3
      7. 19431224 FDR Fireside Chat Teheran And Cairo Conferences.mp3
      8. 19441224 FDR Christmas Eve Address.mp3
      9. 19501224 Harry S Truman Christmas Eve Message.mp3
      10. 19611211 JFK Christmas Message to Berlin.mp3
      11. 19631222 LBJ Candlelight Service at the Lincoln Memorial.mp3
      12. 19641218 LBJ Pageant of Peace.mp3
      13. 19731214 Richard Nixon Lighting of National Christmas Tree.mp3
      14. 19811223 Ronald Reagan Christmas Message to Nation.mp3
      15. 19931209 Bill Clinton Lighting of National Christmas Tree.mp3
      16. 19931217 Bill Clinton Reading 'Twas Night Before Christmas.mp3
      17. 20011222 GWB President's Radio Address.mp3
      18. 20021221 GWB President's Radio Address.mp3
      19. 20031227 GWB President's Radio Address.mp3
      20. 20091224 Barack Obama Pres Weekly Address.mp3
      21. 20101225 Barack Obama The President's Weekly Address.mp3
      22. 20111224 Barack Obama The President's Weekly Address.mp3
      23. 20121222 Barack Obama The President's Weekly Address.mp3
      24. 20171220 Trump 2017 Tax Bill.mp3
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    24 recordings on 6 Audio CDs. Total playtime 5 hours, 27 min
    24 recordings on 6 Audio CDs
    total playtime 5 hours, 27 min

    Presidential Christmas Addresses Disc A001

    1. 19361224 FDR Community Christmas Tree Lighting
    2. 19371224 FDR Christmas Greeting To Nation
    3. 19381224 FDR Community Tree Lighting Ceremonies
    4. 19401224 FDR Presidents Christmas Greeting

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    Presidential Christmas Addresses Disc A002

    1. 19411224 FDR Christmas Eve Message
    2. 19421224 FDR Christmas Eve Message
    3. 19431224 FDR Fireside Chat Teheran And Cairo Conferences
    4. 19441224 FDR Christmas Eve Address

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    Presidential Christmas Addresses Disc A003

    1. 19501224 Harry S Truman Christmas Eve Message
    2. 19611211 JFK Christmas Message to Berlin
    3. 19631222 LBJ Candlelight Service at the Lincoln Memorial
    4. 19641218 LBJ Pageant of Peace
    5. 19731214 Richard Nixon Lighting of National Christmas Tree
    6. 19811223 Ronald Reagan Christmas Message to Nation

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    Presidential Christmas Addresses Disc A004

    1. 19931209 Bill Clinton Lighting of National Christmas Tree

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    Presidential Christmas Addresses Disc A005

    1. 19931217 Bill Clinton Reading 'Twas Night Before Christmas
    2. 20171220 Trump 2017 Tax Bill
    3. 20011222 GWB President's Radio Address
    4. 20021221 GWB President's Radio Address
    5. 20031227 GWB President's Radio Address

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    Presidential Christmas Addresses Disc A006

    1. 20091224 Barack Obama Pres Weekly Address
    2. 20101225 Barack Obama The President's Weekly Address
    3. 20111224 Barack Obama The President's Weekly Address
    4. 20121222 Barack Obama The President's Weekly Address

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