The Queen v. Ahmadinejad In A Christmas Battle 'Royal'

I can't help but laugh at this story. Channel 4 in the UK is going to give airtime to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Christmas Day as he will offer an "alternative Christmas message" to Queen Elizabeth II's usual Christmas address.

Okay, first off, the concept here amuses me. An alternative Christmas message. What's this entail? Wishing everyone a crappy Christmas? Is he gonna say, "Liz, you ignorant slut!"? Apparently they've been doing this since 1993, but this is the most high-profile and controversial counterpoint speaker they've had.

The channel's head of news and current affairs Dorothy Byrne said: "As the leader of one of the most powerful states in the Middle East, President Ahmadinejad's views are enormously influential.

"As we approach a critical time in international relations, we are offering our viewers an insight into an alternative world view."

Here's hoping he throws in a little "death to the Jews" spiel to get everyone in the Holiday spirit.