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    Happy Boxing Day.

    Happy Boxing Day to all the members who celebrate this day.



    Now can someone explain what that is and how do you celebrate it in your country?
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    All the feuding family members who didn't want to fight on Christmas now get to box each other?

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    That is a day where Canadians return gifts the day after Christmas. Bosco could explain it better.

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    The holiday is of British origin and it has to do with giving presents to the less fortunate.

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    I was always told it was the servants day off, and when they could celebrate Christmas. They would get a "box" of goods/goodies from the master of the house.

    I googled, and it looks like that's not the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PDawg View Post
    I was always told it was the servants day off, and when they could celebrate Christmas. They would get a "box" of goods/goodies from the master of the house.

    I googled, and it looks like that's not the case.
    So, what is the case?
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith758 View Post
    So, what is the case?
    Case of Crown Royal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDawg View Post
    I was always told it was the servants day off, and when they could celebrate Christmas. They would get a "box" of goods/goodies from the master of the house.

    I googled, and it looks like that's not the case.
    According to a friend, it is a little of both ..gifts to those less fortunate and to those in "service"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dapples View Post
    The holiday is of British origin and it has to do with giving presents to the less fortunate.
    What, we have to give presents to Americans!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorwaycop View Post
    What, we have to give presents to Americans!
    *laughing*
    yea and lots of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    That is a day where Canadians return gifts the day after Christmas. Bosco could explain it better.
    Wouldn't that be 'Re-Boxing Day'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorwaycop View Post
    What, we have to give presents to Americans!
    You can either do it of your own accord, or we'll be forced to take them like we did in the 1700s!
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith758 View Post
    You can either do it of your own accord, or we'll be forced to take them like we did in the 1700s!
    That old chestnut! Keith, don't start that one again! Please! How about a reciprocal agreement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lo523 View Post
    That old chestnut! Keith, don't start that one again! Please! How about a reciprocal agreement?
    So, you're ready to concede?
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    Never! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lo523 View Post
    Never! lol
    I can feel you wavering! That's OK though, why prolong the inevitable! Admit defeat know, and save your self esteem!
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    No! that's the alcohol!

    However, I think the reason we all get on now is because we are fundamentally alike with the same goals, and there is a mutual respect that neither the US or the UK would ever admit defeat, and continue fighting for what we believe in. Ok time for another beer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith758 View Post
    So, what is the case?
    Well, seems like there are several possible reasons.

    The hired help brought boxes with them to work everyday, and the boss would put some money in it on the day after Christmas.

    People would give boxes of clothing and such to the less fortunate.

    People would put money in the "poor box" at church.
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    I think these attempt to explain it :


    http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/boxing.asp

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing_Day


    I'm still confused. We need a Canadian or someone Bristish to explain how they, themselves, celebrate it.
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    Well any way HBO is putting on the best of 2006 in boxing tonight at 10pm central time. I am a big boxing fan and 2007 should be a good yaer with good bouts.

 

 

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