This is perhaps my favorite non-American holiday. It's the day after Christmas. It's celebrated in Canada and the UK and probably Australia and New Zealand. I don't know all the details, but it seems to be their equivalent of Black Friday after our Thanksgiving. A huge shopping day. I'd heard it was the day you exchange unwanted gifts. That sounds more fun. You get a gift you didn't like and exchange it with someone else who got a gift they didn't like. However, it was traditional to give money and gifts to the needy and that sounds a lot more worthwhile. The Boxing Day event I attended once was basically a decompressor with friends. Yes, we love our family, but family at holidays can be stressful. A decompressor with your friends who don't have the same expectations or baggage seems like a worthwhile endeavor.
We celebrated Boxing Day by reboxing our stuff for our long road trip to Tucson tomorrow. Though I suppose that’s not the way you actually supposed to celebrate it. The trip from McKinney, TX to Tucson, AZ will take approximately 14 hours of driving time. This doesn’t include time for stops. We will stop overnight along the way. Here’s the kicker, 9 of those hours are in Texas. Yep, it’s a BIG state.
Anyway, if you haven’t seen Straight No Chaser’s rendition of 12 Days of Christmas, I would highly recommend it.