Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the Christmas season

Ottawa (Ontario) - 25 December 2013

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the Christmas season:

“Merry Christmas, everybody.

“And Happy New Year too!

“This is a wonderful season.

“A time for joyful reunions with family and friends, a time to reflect on our good fortune, and a time to remember those in our midst who have less.

“As we count our many blessings, let us also give a moment to our brave men and women in uniform.

“I’d ask you to offer a thought and a prayer for them and their families.

“Friends, as Canadians from coast to coast to coast prepare for this joyous season, I want to wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday, a very Merry Christmas, a Happy Chanukah and a prosperous New Year.”