Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy Boxing Day

Is it called Boxing Day today because you are supposed to start boxing up all your Christmas stuff, put everything away already? Or is it because you are left with this giant huge amount of boxes that all your gifts came in so you spend 3/4 of your morning flattening them to throw them in the recycle bin? Or is it a day where you're supposed to partake in a festive Boxing Match with your loved ones and beat each other senseless as you recover from your turkey coma?

Why is it called Boxing Day?

Jules :O?


SIMON said...

Highlights the pagan, non religious side of a winter festival from Roman times when you got presents in boxes!!
True story!!

Vixey said...

I believe it actually has something to do with boxing stuff up (Such as left over food) to give to the needy.
At least that's what I was always taught. :o)

Tys on Ice said...

damn, i thought it had something to do with boxers , as in the undie thingy.

Jules said...

Thank you all for your explainations... I think I'll give the prize to Tys though. I like the whole "prancing around in your boxers all day" idea. Mmm. especially if it's the boxer briefs kind.

Diary of a Gay Soldier's Husband said...

Yeah, I like the boxers-thing, too!