Thursday, December 18, 2008

Holiday Greetings from Corporate

The company I work for sent out a reminder that our holiday season is upon us, and that the office will be closed now and then. Here's the reason, as stated in the official email:

Celebrated annually Dec. 25, Christmas honors the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Modern customs of the holiday include gift-giving, church activities, and various decorations – including the Christmas tree, lights, mistletoe, nativity scenes, and holly. Children also identify Santa Claus as a popular figure who brings gifts at Christmas. Because gift-giving and several other aspects of the holiday involve economic activity, Christmas has become a major event for many retailers.

Along with Christmas, several other holidays are celebrated by our professionals in December, including: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Id-ul-Zuha (celebrated earlier this month).

Gee, thanks for the "also-ran" mention!


The Misanthrope said...

I received your corporate e-holiday card as part of an entire e-mail list -- gee thanks for the personal greeting ;)

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B2 said...

Susan was a spammer and I, apparently, am a group-emailer. I suppose the Misnathrope assumes that my corporate email, and his inclusion on my group distribution list, is my only method of sending holiday greetings this year?

Attila said...

Pretty amusing, but I always do like to see a little religiosity like this, unless, of course, your company is run by Jews, in which case this would be a little weird.

And we ARE also-rans. If, as a member of a religion making up less than 2% of the American population, you don't want to be an also-ran, you'd better start having lots more kids STAT.