At this time of year, many public officials make their annual holiday addresses, and they often end up going viral online.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivered his annual holiday message Thursday, and highlighted large-scale Canadian events over the past year. Specifically, Harper mentioned Canada's success at the Vancouver Olympics, the G8/G20 summits and a visit from the Queen.
"It was a year during which Canada shone," he said. "We did ourselves proud."
You can watch the prime minister's holiday address here.
On the other side of the Atlantic, Queen Elizabeth will give her annual Christmas Day message Friday, but the content she will cover is already known.
According to the Guardian, "The Queen's Christmas message to the nation will highlight the importance of sport as a medium that can help build communities and create harmony."
The address will also focus on how sport can be used to develop crucial social skills.
Even the astronauts at the International Space Station gave their own holiday address from space. You can watch their holiday address here.
Now it's your turn to address the nation with your reflections and well wishes. What would you say in a recorded holiday address? Upload a video yourself making a year-end holiday address, and we'll feature it with others sent to us in a separate post next week.
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