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Why Wait for Christmas to Celebrate Christmas Messages?

CHRISTMAS DAY is traditionally associated with the “Queens Speech” during which Queen Elizabeth gives her comments and observations about topical subjects. But it is not just the monarch who gives us the benefit of her insight at this time of year.

Graham Stuart MP for Beverley & Holderness published his Christmas Message recently. He said that that this is a time when we stop, think and – perhaps – even do more to help those less fortunate than ourselves. The best Christmas present can be as simple as providing some company – especially to those that are lonely and homesick at Christmas. Mr Stuart comments on a busy year which includes the campaign against plans to build an incinerator at Saltend. He also praises our troops serving in Afghanistan and other areas of the world for the sacrifice they are making to keep us all safe.

Councillor Christopher Matthews, Chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council also gives special mention to those in the services spending Christmas on active duty away from home, family and friends.

But the main theme of his yuletide message is praising the virtues of those carrying out “unselfish acts”. He commends those who make a real contribution to their communities through voluntary organisations or through their own volition.

Councillor Mathews reminds us that it is not enough simply to do our jobs; we need to go out and look for opportunities to help those less fortunate than ourselves, even if that service demands sacrifice.

He finishes his message by quoting Bob Hope:

My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern is very simple, ‘loving others’. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”

What other important Christmas Messages do you think ought to be shared with the good folk of Hedon?

Other useful info: Helmand Blog – Afghanistan

2 thoughts on “Why Wait for Christmas to Celebrate Christmas Messages?

  1. Our town Mayor Mrs Ann Suggit has provided a Christmas message for the readers of the Holderness Gazette. In it she expresses her hopes that 2010 will bring about an upturn in economic fortunes and an end to the current recession.

    The Mayor uses the example of Susan Boyle as someone with the ‘positive frame of mind’ that is needed in order to survive in the current cheerless economy.

    The Mayor also commends the work of local organisations – particularly the churches – in lending their time and support to improving Hedon communities.

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