In addition…

// December 5th, 2006 // Blog

Channel 4's alternative Xmas message.

I'm curious, but i'll probably forget to tune in.

6 Responses to “In addition…”

  1. The Intolerant One says:

    I figured I owed you a visit. Mostly because I have found our dialogue intriguing and respectful.

    So what exactly is the “alternative” message? The link just shows a woman wearing her veil and speaks of a commercial being shown Decemeber 25 but is not clear on what it is exactly about.

    Did I miss something? I understabd the intention of wearing the veil but what is this “alternative”. Alternative to what?

  2. iMuslim says:

    Welcome TIO!

    Thanks for your comment.

    It’s a British thing. Every year around Xmas time, the dear old Queen gives a message to her subjects. I’ve never actually listened to any one of her speeches in their entirety, but they are usually about events that have gone on in the past year, lessons learnt etc.

    So i imagine Channel 4 (one of the 5 terrestrial UK TV channels) is being alternative by “keeping it real” and saying things Queeny may never dare to utter?

    I dunno really – will have to wait and see!

  3. Lucyp says:

    They are usually a great deal more interesting than the Queens speech. Last year, possibly the year before, it was performed by the Simpsons and i seem to rememeber Ali G having a go at one a few years back.
    I think up against the Queen, anyone would have a good chance of being more entertaining. Hersis not exactly laugh a minute material.

  4. iMuslim says:

    i seem to rememeber Ali G having a go at one a few years back

    Hmm… not so filled with regret at missing that one!

  5. Lucyp says:

    I went out of my way to miss it as well.

  6. Sumera says:

    C4 always have an alternative Xmas message…for those who find the Queens usual dry speech a snooze fest.

    There’s more emphasis and talk on this than usual due to the whole niqaab = isolation fiasco that occurred not so long ago.

    Will be interesting to see…If I remember to tune in.

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