Like Richard Dawkins, we are to some extent 'cultural Christians' and will be exchanging a few gifts later this eve. (As well as taking part in some other general merry-making over the next couple of days.)
After all, even in officially atheist Soviet contexts, there seemed to have been for a little seasonal whoopee amongst the striving for a more revolutionary (or at least a more futuristic) future.
(And while we're at it, here's a nice MarX-mas postcard from the International Institute for Social History.)
We're sorry for the light posting over the last few days, but we've been focused on the kind of writing that has some relevance in our professional lives.
Thus, we've been neglecting you. For that, we apologise.
And promise to improve.
But until then, we wish all our readers and friends a happy and healthy holiday season, whatever that holiday might be.