Stuck up here at Insurance Times Towers, Backchat is getting a little depressed by all the doom and gloom around us.

The bars of Leadenhall market are more subdued than usual, their empty tables crying out for Jeroboam-swigging, bonus-wielding City boys. But with many firms expected to follow AIG’s example and cancel Christmas, even the festive season could fail to lift our spirits.

So Backchat needs you. We want to know what your company is planning for Christmas – and what you got up to the next day.

Send your stories and photographs to There might even be a bottle of champagne in it for the best anecdote.