Thursday, December 26, 2019

Your Turn

Should the day after Christmas/Boxing Day be a holiday here in the US?

26 comments:

Former CNN Anchor Candy Crowley said...

The sleepwalking nun was a roamin’ Catholic.

MyDogSmiles said...

Yes, being at work right now sucks lol

sandybrook said...

no its an English Empire holiday.

sandybrook said...


A 'Christmas Box' in Britain is a name for a Christmas present. Boxing Day was traditionally a day off for servants and the day when they received a 'Christmas Box' from the master. The servants would also go home on Boxing Day to give 'Christmas Boxes' to their families. The name is a reference to charity drives.

Brayson87 said...

Let's have Halloween be a national holiday instead.

momo said...

No. Enough already.

Shaddup Mimsey said...

Yes, I'm dragging ass at work today.

Ann said...

Sure why not? We need more holidays in America.

Aquagirl said...

Definitely should be a day off. So many people travel for Christmas that getting home & having to go to work the next day sucks. Many of my family members take the week off between Christmas & New Year’s so that they can spend time with family & friends that they didn’t see on Christmas Day.

Erik said...

No. If we need another holiday make voting day a national holiday instead.

hothotheat said...

Agree Voting Day needs to be a thing. And you need to present proof of voting to actually get the day off. Otherwise employer can dock your pay for that day.

Brayson87 said...

If voting day was a holiday people would go on vacation and less would actually vote. Why waste your time voting for whatever losers your party picked when you could be hitting the beach or the slopes?😎

Aquagirl said...

I used to work for a company that gave us Election Day off. Every other company I’ve worked for allows you to come in late or leave early (if you need to) in order to vote.

RubyDust said...

I think it should be a holiday, and the day after the Super Bowl. Or have the damn game on a Saturday so we have a day to recover.

Disparaging Remark said...

Yes! I had to be at work at 6:00 AM this morning. I'm so tired!

DWelsh said...

Christmas and Boxing Day are different. So yes, Boxing day should be a holiday since it's the day after Christmas but there's no reason for the day after Boxing Day to be one.

Flashy Vic said...

@Sandy.

I was taught at school that Boxing Day was so named because the day after Christmas was the day that churches opened the church charity boxes, that the congregations were meant to have contributed to each Sunday, and distributed the collection to the poor of the parish.

T. W. said...

No.

We need a national holiday that calls for people to volunteer to help the less fortunate. Let’s see who participates.

sandybrook said...

Could be that also Vic, but I always heard it was gift opening day

Hotbox said...

I fully support this.

CatEyes said...

No, because the bloodsucker big box stores, and surviving department stores will have killer sales on the 26th. The advertising will never end.

Sd Auntie said...

Yeah . I ate wayy too much and it was a good time. Next year. I'm taking the whole week off

rednoir said...

Candy is so punny.

Anonymous said...

I work in retail mgmt. A lot of us work Thanksgiving, I've worked several Easter's as well. Seriously Enty.... Are you aware get that the world isn't a nine to five office for many of us? Nurses, Emergency room physicians, truckers, pilots and flight attendants, first responders, servers, call centers, journalists, etc etc etc

Freckles said...

No

TellMeLies said...

ONLY if people truly GIVE BACK on that day and those that are typically forced to work on major holidays, get a REAL day of rest!

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