Speaking as an atheist, I should really say Season’s Greetings, like so many of the bland corporate emails that are wasting my bandwidth at this time of year.
Or, worse, I could pretend that we’re about to celebrate just the New Year, as several cards sent to me by PR agencies make out.
Hedge funds don’t seem to care so much; Crispin Odey, who delights in his own political incorrectness, sticks to a standard Merry Christmas – and appears to feature himself and colleagues, along with Santa Claus, on the front. And the Italians, of course, have no term for political correctness (perhaps I exaggerate). But the only Italian card I received this year (where’s the love, Turin?) has Merry Christmas not only in English, Italian, French, Spanish and German, but Chinese, Japanese and Greek too.
Whatever you speak, have a great holiday and we’ll be back in the new year.