BOXING DAY = ??
A. is thought to have originated in England during the Middle Ages
B. is a day of rest for servants
C. is a day to give gifts to those who serve others (tradesmen, mail carriers, doormen, porters, servants)
D. is December 26, the day after Christmas
E. is celebrated in Great Britain, Canada, Australia, & New Zealand
F. is a holiday observed by banks, government offices, & post offices
Yesterday, I celebrated "BOXING DAY" by B-O-X-I-N-G up the holiday decorations... ummm, my favorite season of the year, doesn't last long enough! Do you think I could get away with decorating BEFORE Thanksgiving next year?
I confess... my Santa collection grew by FOUR... Chimney Santa was a gift from ACE; Jingle Santa "landed" via a gift exchange; Puffy Santa arrived on my birthday; & Skinny Santa was purchased after Christmas for $1.15 (Cracker Barrel Restaurant ~ Ohio) --- they got along "charmingly" with the rest of the Red Men!
As for the history of BOXING DAY - all of the statements above are TRUE!!
AND, I DO realize my interpretation of BOXING DAY is different than the choices listed above...
So - are you finished BOXING UP your decorations?