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Christmas boxes are for ornaments and memories


Last updated 12/15/2006 at Noon

Boxing Day, December 26, is a holiday that is celebrated differently in various countries, the exact origin of which has slipped into obscurity. A friend in England informed me that Boxing Day originated after lords of the manor houses boxed up leftover Christmas dinner for their servants. A friend in Canada told me that her family believes Boxing Day is when they “box up all the Christmas decorations.” There are probably as many Boxing Day practices and definitions as there are Boxing Day observers.

I have taken my Canadian friend’s definition to heart, but instead of boxing my deco...

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