Video Message by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Christmas
December 24, 2019
Merry Christmas, Canada!
Today, our family joins Christians everywhere to celebrate the birth of Christ. This time of year is full of joy, light, and traditions, whether it’s wrapping gifts, choosing the perfect tree, or keeping the roof clear for the reindeer.
Some of us are getting together with the whole family. Others are sharing a table with friends. Maybe you’re keeping the kids entertained in the snow, or taking it easy and catching up with loved ones.
Whatever we’re doing, Christmas is a time to celebrate Christ’s message of compassion and show people we love them. It’s the season for giving and for giving back, from supporting folks in need in our communities, to reaching out to neighbours who might be alone for the holidays.
And we’re especially thinking of our service members here in Canada and overseas, who give so much to our country. Thank you for everything you do.
You know, one of the greatest holiday traditions is taking care of each other, and it’s something Canadians do all year round. Rain or shine or snow, we show up for each other. Because that’s who we are.
So today, let’s come together, and let’s move forward together in the new year.
From our family to yours, merry Christmas.