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Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Dear friends,

Traditionally, we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on the 25th of December. In several Eastern European countries, Christmas is being celebrated on the 6th or 7th of January. Meanwhile, between 21 and 29 December, Jews celebrate Hanukkah.

Regardless your cultural or religious background, the upcoming holidays and New Year celebrations are also about spending quality time with your loved ones, gathering around the dinner table, unwrapping gifts, looking back at the past year and looking forward to a new year full of possibilities and challenges.

During the holidays, there is plenty of reason to visit, as we will be releasing photos from the official Eurovision Song Contest archive online! At the same time, we would like to remind you about the launch of the 2009 edition of, scheduled for Monday, 12th of January, 2009.

I would like to take the opportunity to express my deepest appreciation to the team of volunteers behind this website; Andreas, Marco, Glen, Jacob, Indrek, Alain, Jan and Wim... thank you very much for your efforts. I am looking forward to working with you in 2009!

To Eurovision Song Contest fans across the world; The Eurovision Song Contest team of the European Broadcasting Union would like to wish you wonderful holidays, wherever you are, and whatever you are planning to do. Have an unforgettable time!

On behalf of the team,

Sietse Bakker
Manager Communications & PR
Eurovision Family of Events

PS Please share your Christmas wishes with fellow Eurovision Song Contest from all over Europe by clicking on the react button!

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