Ever since I lived in a British Commonwealth country I have celebrated Boxing Day. I find it an interesting holiday. I believe it was meant as a day of charity by the upper classes of society to box up their old stuff or give gifts to their staff for all their work during the holidays.
Some may think it was the day that women boxed us the gifts they received to trek back to the stores for returns, exchanges and sales, while the men watched boxing matches.
Whatever the true origins of the holiday are I think it's kinda weird that it hasn't caught on in the United States. I think it would be a good day for charity work or to give donations to charities.
This would be far better than what seems to be the American tradition. It seems to me like the day after christmas is the day one brags to your friends about what you got! Wouldn't it be more fitting to talk about that you gave? And then show true compassion and charity by giving to others who are in need.
[Major bank] is giving us today off! YAY!
But I feel like I'm coming down with a cold. EW!
Well... Happy Boxing Day y'all!