Fears that the strike at the BBC over Pensions might spread throughout the Corporation and continue into 2011 have led the Queen to intervene.
'My Christmas message is in danger' she said 'the people are used to hearing me on Christmas Day and being without me will be like going without Turkey.'
Worried BBC bosses assured the Queen that 'come hell or high water' they would have a Turkey lunch and they had a recording of last year's message which no one would realise was a recording.
'What nonsense!' cried the Queen 'I would notice, for a start and several other people could well come to the conclusion that they had heard everything I say before.'
The NUJ has been contacted by Buckingham Palace offering arbitration at the Palace and there is hope that this initiative could help to save the nation from a Queenless Christmas or a Repeat Christmas.
Someone who has almost become a friend in millions of households, who asked me to keep his name secret, declared that this threat to the Monarchy was placing the striking news journalists in a quandry.
'We have to resolve this matter. People will be getting their news from alternative sources like Spoof. That could put us out of business for good.'
If you want Spoof to take over from the BBC tell your MP and write to the Queen. We know she is on our side.