The traditional Merry Christmas message for staff was not enough for one Portuguese police chief this year, who wished his staff 'incredible sexual relations'.
Euclides Santos, police chief in the central Portuguese city of Coimbra, was suspended after an x-rated power point presentation was emailed out to all municipal staff in place of a wholesome festive message.
The presentation, featured on Portuguese television, included images of scantily clad women and was rounded off by Mr Santos wishing the 15,000 recipients success in the bedroom, Reuters reported.
'Enough with insincere and useless words. What I wish you from the bottom of my heart, is that you have incredible sexual relations, live a merry and happy life, work hard and get well paid,' the slide said.
Mr Santos' desperately attempted to alert staff to the 'error in the attachment', but his actions came too late to save himself from suspension.
Local press said mayor Joao Barbosa de Melo believes the police chief should lose his job, as it was sent during work hours from his work email.
A statement from Coimbra municipality read: 'After receiving a message containing content inconsistent with the prestige of this town hall in the municipal email box, an address to which all municipal employees have access to, the mayor has decided to initiate disciplinary proceedings.'
The message certainly stands in contrast to that from the UK's Association of Chief Police Officers this year, which focused on the 'greatest public order challenges in the history of British policing', the riots in August.