According to the BBC, the episode of "Downton Abbey" beat the infamous Christmas episode of "Eastenders". Most Americans know of "Downton Abbey" but I don't think too many know of the soap opera, "Eastenders". (I have watched "Eastenders" for many years. I have fond memories of watching the very first episode from 1985, I believe!) Now, even though those two shows were watched by millions, THE most viewed TV program was...wait for it...the Queen's Speech on Christmas Day!
Joy of joys, I was able to find it on YouTube and the speech is wonderful, truly it is! From "God Save the Queen" at the beginning to the boy's choir singing, "Away In A Manger" at the very end, this is most certainly worth 9 minutes of your time! My son is a film major and I dearly would like to know what he thinks of this. I think it is perfect from start to finish.
You know I have it here for you!
AND by the way, the Queen DID say at the end of her speech..."I wish you a very HAPPY Christmas". Just saying! :-)
Oh, I just thought of this...any of my friends who are in the UK are saying to themselves, "WE have seen and listened to this already"! Okay, maybe so, but I hope you appreciate this speech!
THE LIGHT SHINES IN THE DARKNESS AND THE DARKNESS HAS NOT OVERCOME IT.
Hey, where did Christmas go? It is New Year's Eve already! Happy New Year , everyone! I will try to stay inside myself, there are too many nutters out there shooting off their guns! (They are told not to do this but alas, they do it anyway.)
And if the Queen should happen upon my blog, Happy 2016, your majesty. You know I know all the words to "God Save The Queen" but I am also an American, so I also sing that tune with "My Country Tis of Thee". You are such a gracious, noble Queen, I know that is okay with you, right?
Love and light!