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Christmas Greeting to the Nation

December 24, 1999

The President. On this holiest of holidays, Hillary and I wish all of you a very merry Christmas. At the dawn of a new millennium, let us reflect on our hopes, our dreams, the gifts we can give to the future.

The First Lady. 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

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