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Jo asked us to share how we celebrate Boxing Day in our family. Here in the US, Boxing Day tends to fall into category two of Jo's 21st Century Boxing Day traditions which is "going mad in the Boxing Day sales or being forced to work to serve those mad people". What I do on Boxing Day depends on where I am. If I'm visiting my family, we tend to hit the after Christmas sales and then just relax and enjoy being together That is changing a bit as my niece and nephew have both married and have homes of their own, but they do visit often. If it is just The Hubs and me here in Virginia, there's a better than even chance that I'm working unless Boxing Day falls on a weekend. No, I'm not one of those forced to serve the mad shoppers, but Christmas Day is the official holiday, so the office is back open bright and early on the 26th (Sounds like something Scrooge said to Bob Cratchit). Fortunately, we have had enough people that don't mind working the week of Christmas that most of us have been able to take time off. I will be taking the week after Christmas off, so I will be doing a stitcher's Boxing Day which consists of stitching while working out a plan of attack on my stash and/or WIPs for the coming year. That doesn't mean that I won't go out to torture the poor folks that have to work retail at some point that day.