Governor Mary Fallin y released the following statement wishing Oklahomans a Merry Christmas and happy holiday season:

“Christmas is a time to celebrate and be thankful for the blessings bestowed on us by God and the birth of Jesus. My Christmas wish is for my family, friends and Oklahomans everywhere to have time to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday, and enjoy the spirit of peace, love and joy this time of year represents.

“From my family to yours, have a blessed Christmas and wonderful New Year.”