The Daily Telegraph

Christmas cringe


SIR – I have just received the first email of the year informing me that someone would not be sending Christmas cards but instead donating to charity.

Am I the only person who feels that this misses the point of Christmas, which is to bring light, cheer and happiness to the recipients of cards – who may be glad to be remembered and feel less alone – rather than to save yourself the effort of buying, writing and sending cards, while proclaimin­g your apparent goodness.

Amanda Dingle

Swindon, Wiltshire

SIR – On the subject of cringewort­hy Christmas offerings, may I offer the festive card I had the misfortune to discover recently: “Merry Crimbo to Mum and her Bloke.”

James D C Perks

Bicester, Oxfordshir­e

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