How to give a great holiday toast in English

I love this time of year. Here in Frankfurt, we have the Christmas Market – which is one of the most wonderful things about living in this city. Then there are all the lovely Christmas parties I’m invited to. Some of these are business events, others are private parties. But the parties all have one thing in common: someone has … Read more

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?

It’s more complicated than you think.   It’s December, and once again in the US there is a debate over whether one should say “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”.  Since both are friendly greetings, you would think it shouldn’t be an issue.  Trust me, it is. Huffington Post columnist Doyin Richards describes “happy holidays” as a … Read more