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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott shares Christmas message

The governor released a video on Twitter wishing Texans a Merry Christmas and expressing gratitude for our frontline and healthcare workers.

Editor's note: The video published above is the Christmas message from President Trump and first lady Melania Trump.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott took to Twitter on Christmas morning to wish Texans a Merry Christmas and give other messages, such as expressing his gratitude for the frontline and healthcare workers in the state. 

"This holiday season, may we show our frontline & healthcare workers our immense gratitude for their tremendous sacrifices," Abbott tweeted. "Let’s also give back to our small businesses & show compassion for our fellow man. Above all, let’s come together as Texans. Have a very Merry Christmas." 


Abbott urged Texans to help others and give back to the community, whether it be a kind gesture to a healthcare worker or shopping with a local business. 

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump also shared a video message on Thursday, wishing everyone a "very merry Christmas."

Trump's Christmas message, posted on the first couples' social media accounts, features the president recounting the story of Christmas and he heralds the development of a coronavirus vaccine as a "Christmas miracle." 

Abbott also addressed the story of Christmas in his video and called this a time to "reflect on our many blessings."

"This is also a time to remember what Christ taught us ... to show compassion and to help others," Abbott said.

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