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(Mental Floss)   Relax, Hallmark conspiracy theorists. Boxing Day isn't some prank to confuse America   (mentalfloss.com) divider line 61
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2013-12-26 01:30:27 PM
With Christmas being the economic powerhouse that it has become, I'm surprised Boxing Day hasn't caught more momentum in the States.  Merchants should be hosting sales like the second coming of Black Friday.
 
2013-12-26 01:30:48 PM
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2013-12-26 02:44:15 PM
Hmmm. I thought it was a re-gifting day, not a shopping day. I vaguely remember spending the holidays in London, and that Harrod's was closed on Christmas and Boxing Day. But I could be wrong.
 
2013-12-26 03:08:18 PM
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Happy Boxing Day.
 
2013-12-26 03:10:03 PM

simplicimus: Hmmm. I thought it was a re-gifting day, not a shopping day. I vaguely remember spending the holidays in London, and that Harrod's was closed on Christmas and Boxing Day. But I could be wrong.


I could be wrong, too.  I was in Sydney for one Boxing Day and (Old) Jersey for another.  I thought it was a common day for people to "box up" the gifts that did not fit (or did not want) and return them to the store.  Most of all, I remember the sailing race in Sydney Harbor.  Nothing quite like Christmas in the summer time.
 
2013-12-26 03:10:13 PM
Boxing Day makes so much more sense from a retailer's perspective than Black Friday. Why on earth would you want to cut prices while demand is high? Getting rid of unsold shiat at deep discount the day after Christmas is just logical.

I guess it's prisoner's dilemma. No firm can individually back out of Black Friday sales at this point, or they'd make no money during the shopping season. I have no idea why Canadian firms are trying to introduce it here. It'd be like shooting themselves in the foot.
 
2013-12-26 03:13:50 PM

simplicimus: Hmmm. I thought it was a re-gifting day, not a shopping day. I vaguely remember spending the holidays in London, and that Harrod's was closed on Christmas and Boxing Day. But I could be wrong.


Nah, all the major chain stores have their sales starting on Boxing Day. As the article says, it's a bit like black Friday, but much more British, in other words, more orderly queuing and lots more apologising.

A lot of the TV adverts were stating that their sales were starting from Xmas day online for collection from store.
 
2013-12-26 03:16:09 PM
Boxing Day means staying home and recovering from the shock of Christmas dinner. No way I'm going out shopping with those maniacs. Boxing Day sales now last until New Year's so if I really want a good deal I'll wait until the crazy people have done their shopping.
 
2013-12-26 03:16:37 PM

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Happy Boxing Day.


I'll tongue punch that for the rest of the 11 days of Christmas
 
2013-12-26 03:17:11 PM
It's the day when I go in search of a dumpster to dispose of all these boxes from yesterday.
 
2013-12-26 03:17:26 PM
Down here in FLA, 'Boxing Day' is when you put gifts back in their boxes and take them back to Wal*Mart.
 
2013-12-26 03:19:56 PM

Lor M. Ipsum: With Christmas being the economic powerhouse that it has become, I'm surprised Boxing Day hasn't caught more momentum in the States.  Merchants should be hosting sales like the second coming of Black Friday.


They're way ahead of you. Some places outlaw stores even being open so that workers have a day off. And it's a bank holiday or federal holiday in some countries.
 
2013-12-26 03:20:05 PM
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Happy Boxxie Day!
 
2013-12-26 03:23:16 PM
Today is when all those gifts go back in their boxes for return.
 
2013-12-26 03:23:39 PM
The reason that it's not caught on in the US is that employers would rather saw their nuts off rather than give staff a second holiday in a row. Retailers would be open, but can you imagine Wells Fargo giving their peons a second day off in a row?
 
2013-12-26 03:28:26 PM

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Happy Boxing Day.


I'd punch her box.
 
2013-12-26 03:31:42 PM
I was at a Christmas party last night.  Some kid goes, "We have to remember to wish everyone a happy Boxing day tomorrow."  I was like, "Yeah, but here in the US all we have the start of Kwanza".  "Yeah, but I'm Canadian."  Then his mother yells from across the room, "You are not!!"  "You don't even know me, mom!"

Funny kid.
 
2013-12-26 03:33:12 PM

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Happy Boxxie Day!


I could get behind that at least seven times.
 
2013-12-26 03:33:24 PM

Smeggy Smurf: I'll tongue punch that for the rest of the 11 days of Christmas


blatz514: I'd punch her box.


Any takers for "finger her box"?
Most described manually dexterous acts are ok.
 
2013-12-26 03:36:38 PM

special20: Smeggy Smurf: I'll tongue punch that for the rest of the 11 days of Christmas

blatz514: I'd punch her box.

Any takers for "finger her box"?
Most described manually dexterous acts are ok.


No but I'll giver her a dick in her box
 
2013-12-26 03:41:00 PM

Forsythe P. Jones: Down here in FLA, 'Boxing Day' is when you put giftsbricks back in their gift'sboxes and take them back to Wal*Mart.


FTFY
 
2013-12-26 03:42:53 PM
Despite the name, British observances of Boxing Day involve no fisticuffs. For patricians, however, another sport rules the day: fox hunting.

Of all the things the 1%'ers like to do, this one disgusts me the most.

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2013-12-26 03:42:54 PM
Despite the name, British observances of Boxing Day involve no fisticuffs. For patricians, however, another sport rules the day: fox hunting.

What does the fox say? "Feck off, Boxing Day!"
 
2013-12-26 03:46:18 PM
I like where this thread is headed, so let's keep going. Somebody wake up Banned on the Run.

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2013-12-26 03:46:34 PM
I've been to Boxing Day Foxhunting meets in England, last time with Avon Vale at Lacock Abbey. One of the hounds got into the restaurant while we were all outside with the crowd and on horseback. Hilarity ensued, a couple of the hunt members ran into the restaurant and dragged out the naughty hound and tossed him into the back of a Land Rover. It's quite a mob scene. LOTS of people milling about, mounted foxhunters milling around in the crowd, the hound pack in the middle for all the people to see and pet. When we head out on the hunt, the crowd applauds.....

/sadly, no Boxing day festivities for me this year
//toss the ShihTzu's an extra treat....
 
2013-12-26 03:49:58 PM
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Wishes you happy Boxing Day.
 
2013-12-26 04:00:54 PM
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Wishing you and yours a Happy Boxing Day. Whatever that is.
 
2013-12-26 04:04:29 PM

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Wishing you and yours a Happy Boxing Day. Whatever that is.


Boxing day now means titties.  Celebrations must be made
 
2013-12-26 04:05:48 PM

TV's Vinnie: Despite the name, British observances of Boxing Day involve no fisticuffs. For patricians, however, another sport rules the day: fox hunting.

Of all the things the 1%'ers like to do, this one disgusts me the most.

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Wrong kind of fox...
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2013-12-26 04:07:15 PM
Ireland sometimes refers to December 26 as Wren Day, a nod to an old tradition in which poor children would kill a wren

because, being poor, there was precious little else to do for entertainment.
 
2013-12-26 04:10:39 PM
What do you mean kill Ren?

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2013-12-26 04:14:35 PM
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2013-12-26 04:26:52 PM
Boxing day, thats when you beat the shiat out of the muthafarka that bought you socks, right?
 
2013-12-26 04:36:07 PM

Oldiron_79: Boxing day, thats when you beat the shiat out of the muthafarka that bought you socks, right?


Fark you. I'm rockin' me some TARDIS socks I just got as a Christmas gift.

:)
 
2013-12-26 04:38:40 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Oldiron_79: Boxing day, thats when you beat the shiat out of the muthafarka that bought you socks, right?

Fark you. I'm rockin' me some TARDIS socks I just got as a Christmas gift.

:)


I too recieved TARDIS socks! Fantastic!
 
2013-12-26 04:44:23 PM

Oldiron_79: Boxing day, thats when you beat the shiat out of the muthafarka that bought you socks, right?


I would have liked new socks.  Mine are on their 3 month limit before being replaced
 
2013-12-26 04:47:36 PM

ArcadianRefugee: I'm rockin' me some TARDIS socks


GloomCookie613: I too recieved TARDIS socks! Fantastic!


Hey, let's not forget what boxing chicks look like in socks here.
(or at least one training.. google fu is WEAK)
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2013-12-26 04:48:44 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Oldiron_79: Boxing day, thats when you beat the shiat out of the muthafarka that bought you socks, right?

I would have liked new socks.  Mine are on their 3 month limit before being replaced


whattya... wearin just the one pair?
 
2013-12-26 04:53:47 PM
You know who else got new socks?

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2013-12-26 05:03:37 PM
Just bought an Dell Ultrasharp 27" monitor for $280 off. Thankyou Dell Canada for the boxing week sales. Oh, and more hot boxing chicks, please.
 
2013-12-26 05:06:18 PM

TV's Vinnie: Despite the name, British observances of Boxing Day involve no fisticuffs. For patricians, however, another sport rules the day: fox hunting.

Of all the things the 1%'ers like to do, this one disgusts me the most.

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They don't (legally) do that anymore.  It's been 10 years so get over it.  Some people want to repeal the ban, but according to an animal rights spokesperson I saw on the BBC 80% of the people are against it although I wouldn't discount the possibility that the poll she cited was horribly skewed.

Apparently what they do now is called "drag hunting" and doesn't involve actually foxes.
 
2013-12-26 05:07:31 PM

Lor M. Ipsum: With Christmas being the economic powerhouse that it has become, I'm surprised Boxing Day hasn't caught more momentum in the States.  Merchants should be hosting sales like the second coming of Black Friday.


Same here. But I think that's going to be the direction we're heading once they finish sucking the life out of Thanksgiving. A lot of places are having After-Christmas sales so I guess the trend is  already starting.
 
2013-12-26 05:07:50 PM

Don't Lag Me Bro: Just bought an Dell Ultrasharp 27" monitor for $280 off. Thankyou Dell Canada for the boxing week sales. Oh, and more hot boxing chicks, please.


Okay.

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2013-12-26 05:08:50 PM
The Boxing Day Rebellion is an important battle in the War on Christmas. It celebrates the invention of Regifting as it is the day when everybody takes their unwanted Christmas presents and gives them to the poor or anybody else who will cart them away. It is called "boxing day" not because feats of strength are involved (that is Festivus, another of the infamous Holidays which Puritans don't believe in) but because everything goes back into the original boxes.

For example, that useless bracelet you gave your Mother (with which she was amazingly delighted despite not having worn a bracelet since 1953) goes back into the WalMart box and you save the Tiffany's box for next year, in which you will give her another useless piece of jewelry because she seems to love them so much.

Boxing Day has become all the more important since the garbage men have refused to handle anything dangerous or difficult to remove, such as Christmas trees (give to the Eastern Orthodox), electronics (give to your poor cousins or elderly relations who won't know the difference between a netbook and an iPhone) and so forth.

Boxing Day is the busiest shopping day of the year in Canada because it is the day you have to take everything that doesn't work, fit or suit you back and buy something that does. Three times as much goods change hand on Boxing Day as during the rest of the year, but two thirds of them are going back to the store.

People from countries where Boxing Day is the biggest commercial day of the year wonder how Americans make do with starting shopping on Thanksgiving. How do you manage to eat yourself stupid and shop on the same day? But then again, being stupid fat does explain a lot of American customs, including Football (American), Baseball (Santo Dominigan) and politics. Fat in the head means an ample supply of unneeded junk under the bed.
 
2013-12-26 05:11:23 PM
This thread looks like my suitcase before Christmas. There's too damn many boxes in it. I mean boxers in it.
 
2013-12-26 05:13:43 PM
Here in the US, "Boxing Day" is just another name for "Black Friday", where you go beat the shiat out of strangers to buy crap for people you don't really like.
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2013-12-26 05:14:55 PM
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2013-12-26 05:26:54 PM

brantgoose: This thread looks like my suitcase before Christmas. There's too damn many boxes in it. I mean boxers in it.


Here's some more for your suitcase.

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2013-12-26 05:52:17 PM
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2013-12-26 05:57:27 PM
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