Subject: On annual leave until January 25 - holiday whimsy follows
"Whan that Decembre with his sonneshine soote
The murk of wintre hath pierced to the roote
And bathed evry desk in swich licour
Of which relaxation is the flour
Thanne longen folk to goon on holidayes
And workeres for to seken straunge strondes..."
With apologies to Geoffrey Chaucer (http://www.librarius.com/cantales.htm)