…Down Under, Across The Pond, and Up There…..
We Love You All….But You Are Really Hard To Shop For !!
Umm why is there a Boxing Day? what is the significance?
Uriel- In Britain, it was a custom for tradesmen to collect “Christmas boxes” of money or presents on the first weekday after Christmas as thanks for good service throughout the year. This is mentioned in Samuel Pepys’ diary entry for 19 December 1663. This custom is linked to an older British tradition: since they would have to wait on their masters on Christmas Day, the servants of the wealthy were allowed the next day to visit their families. The employers would give each servant a box to take home containing gifts, bonuses, and sometimes leftover food.
However, in reality, it’s another day to spend time with relatives you don’t really want to in order to push your tolerance level to breaking point. You go from ‘ The love of Jesus’ to ‘ FOR THE LOVE OF JESUS’ and it usually ends in you force feeding yourself like a Christmas goose in order to numb the pain or getting blind drunk and starting a big fight- hence Boxing Day!
So it’s the British version of Festivus? Instead of a grievance pole to rally around to vent you Brits put on boxing gloves. Great idea!
We should adopt the tradition here but it should be bare-knuckle brawling with lefties. Feeling offended? Bam! Feeling snowflake triggered? Bam! Burn our flag? Bam! get called a racist? Bam!
Better to wear gloves – just load them inside with horseshoes 😉
Thank You Jules for the explanation. It’s much better than my “Hell, I don’t know” answer would have been.
I’m sure Jules doesn’t celebrate Boxing Day, as she is a servant to no master.
Ain’t that right Jules ?
How very perceptive of you 😉
lol Jules Cool tradition and sounds like holidays here listening to Uncle Joe get sloshed and getting red cheeks from Granny from all those pinches…then there is the inevitable sports and poltics rants and raunchy talk…yep not much different then
I hope it’s not THE Unca’ Joe out on the balcony with a shotgun !
Well shiver me timbers, it’s Bad Santa!
I am very easy to buy for – Just go to Aston Martin. 🙂
Ask for the “Gold-Digger’s Special”.
Because it’s you, I’ll settle for the Vanquish S V12 delivered with a bow, an ejector seat, front wing machine guns and less of the attitude.
…. or an envelope, stuffed to near bursting with unmarked bills. And none of that bitcoin bullcrap either: real coin from real realms, please.
THAT is exactly the one I picked for you !
Except I didn’t have enough $ left for the bow. 🙁
LOL, so THAT is what Boxing Day is all about– fighting over the Christmas presents! I never knew…. 🙂
We are here to inform ! That’s what we live for !
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