Today is Boxing Day in Canada and the United Kingdom, and we think the United States should consider adopting the holiday. The name has nothing to do with pugilism, a sport more suited to Black Friday at Walmart, but rather the tradition of handing out boxes of gifts to postmen and household servants and the clerks of oft-visited stores and the other helpful people one encounters on a regular basis.
Boxing Day seems a nice way to keep the gift-giving Christmas spirit going through another day, and help lubricate the gears of social interaction. Better yet, it’s another reason to take a day from all the news of the world.
Happy Boxing Day to all of our Canadian and British friends, and to the rest of you wish a happy day after Christmas.
— Bud Norman