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The speech, along with transcripts of past speeches, will be available on Kindle for the first time this year.

For more information on the tradition and background of the Christmas Broadcast, you may also wish to go to the pages below:

http://www.royal.gov.uk/ImagesandBroadcasts/TheQueensChristmasBroadcasts/AhistoryofChristmasBroadcasts.aspx
http://www.royal.gov.uk/ImagesandBroadcasts/TheQueensChristmasBroadcasts/ChristmasBroadcasts/ChristmasBroadcast1952.aspx

The Queen's 2016 Christmas Broadcast

Jesus Christ lived obscurely for most of his life, and never travelled far. He was maligned and rejected by many, though he had done no wrong. And yet, billions of people now follow his teaching and find in him the guiding light for their lives. I am one of them because Christ's example helps me see the value of doing small things with great love, whoever does them and whatever they themselves believe. The message of Christmas reminds us that inspiration is a gift to be given as well as received, and that love begins small but always grows. I wish you all a very happy Christmas.
25/12/2016 15:07 GMT

The Queen's Christmas Broadcast in Full

Despite being displaced and persecuted throughout his short life, Christ's unchanging message was not one of revenge or violence but simply that we should love one another. Although it is not an easy message to follow, we shouldn't be discouraged; rather, it inspires us to try harder: to be thankful for the people who bring love and happiness into our own lives, and to look for ways of spreading that love to others, whenever and wherever we can... There's an old saying that "it is better to light a candle than curse the darkness". There are millions of people lighting candles of hope in our world today. Christmas is a good time to be thankful for them, and for all that brings light to our lives. I wish you a very happy Christmas.
25/12/2015 15:02 GMT

The Queen's Christmas Broadcast in Full

Sometimes it seems that reconciliation stands little chance in the face of war and discord. But, as the Christmas truce a century ago reminds us, peace and goodwill have lasting power in the hearts of men and women. On that chilly Christmas Eve in 1914 many of the German forces sang Silent Night, its haunting melody inching across the line. That carol is still much-loved today, a legacy of the Christmas truce, and a reminder to us all that even in the unlikeliest of places hope can still be found. A very happy Christmas to you all.
25/12/2014 15:07 GMT

The Queen's Christmas Broadcast in Full

Below is the full text of Her Majesty The Queen's Christmas Message delivered today on television by her Royal Highness and broadcast to the entire Commonwealth. It is printed in full by kind permission of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Second and Buckingham Palace.
25/12/2013 15:10 GMT

The Queen's Christmas Broadcast in Full

As London hosted a splendid summer of sport, all those who saw the achievement and courage at the Olympic and Paralympic Games were further inspired by the skill, dedication, training and teamwork of our athletes. In pursuing their own sporting goals, they gave the rest of us the opportunity to share something of the excitement and drama.
25/12/2012 15:21 GMT

The Queen's Christmas Broadcast in Full

In this past year my family and I have been inspired by the courage and hope we have seen in so many ways in Britain, in the Commonwealth and around the world.
25/12/2011 15:10 GMT