Christmas Greeting to the Nation
The President. On this holiest of holidays, Hillary and I would like to wish all of you a very merry Christmas. This is a season of joy, a time for family and friends to rejoice in one another's company and in the magic of Christmas. This is also the season of peace.
On behalf of all Americans, I'd like to send a special greeting to the brave men and women in uniform who are serving our country in lands far from home. Thank you for the greatest gift of the season, for protecting our Nation and safeguarding the blessings we all hold dear.
The First Lady. At the dawn of this new millennium, let us reflect on our hopes, our dreams, and the gifts we can give to the future. So let all of us cherish the gift of every child among us and pledge to build a world where all children, no matter where they are born, can make their dreams come true.
The President. From our family to yours, merry Christmas, happy new year, and may God bless you all.
NOTE: The greeting was videotaped at approximately 2:30 p.m. on December 23 in Room 459 in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building for later broadcast. The transcript was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary on December 23 but was embargoed for release until 12:01 a.m. on December 24. A tape was not available for verification of the content of this greeting.
William J. Clinton, Christmas Greeting to the Nation Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/228623