Members of Congress attempted to use taxpayer dollars to send out Christmas cards to voters. I like how Fox News tried to add it to their annual "War on Christmas" coverage with this headline:
There is no prohibition on Members of Congress using their own money from sending voters Christmas cards. But they cannot use taxpayer dollars as they do not serve a government interest such as informing voters what is happening in Congress.
I am not a fan of the franking privilege. The mailers I get from Rep. Elton Gallegly are basically campaign literature, except they were produced and mailed with our money! It doesn't include upcoming events like townhall forums because he is the only Member of Congress, of either party, from this region that doesn't hold townhall forums. There might be a public use from these newletters but they are often just used to help incumbents get elected again.
I very much enjoy the holidays. My faith is strong enough I don't need corporations trying to earn my money or politicians trying to get my vote to say Merry Christmas. Heartfelt cheers from friends and family are enough.