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A present given at Christmas to tradespeople and employees.
- ‘At Christmas we leave a note on the front door asking the postman to call at the back door for his Christmas box.’
- ‘But they aren't happy about shelling out for Christmas boxes, and they're rather worried about crime.’
- ‘Those who don't give them their Christmas box could be in for a nasty shock… or not as the case maybe’
- ‘So how about the bin men knocking at the door every Christmas for their Christmas box?’
- ‘People who are being harassed for Christmas boxes have been asked to report such incidents to the Pikitup call centre.’
- ‘I give the postman and the window cleaner a Christmas box, and occasionally put some money in it too.’
- ‘In what the Herald described as ‘Lord Hothfield's Christmas box to the town ’, the owner of Skipton Castle, agreed to allow land behind the town hall to be used for a cattle market.’
- ‘The employees have been told of the decision and have been urged not to go around demanding Christmas boxes from residents.’
- ‘Lower down, bonuses are more likely to be double the salary - but with many people earning six-figure salaries in this business, that should have made a very nice Christmas box.’
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