Here then, for one night only, each home throughout the English-speaking world should be a brightly lighted island of happiness and peace.
Let the children have their night of fun and laughter. Let the gifts of Father Christmas delight their play.
Let us grown-ups share to the full in their unstinted pleasures before we turn again to the stern tasks and formidable year that lie before us.
Resolved that by our sacrifice and daring these same children shall not be robbed of their inheritance or denied their right to live in a free and decent world.
And so, in God's mercy, a happy Christmas to you all.
Winston Churchill - 1941