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The second day of Christmas, or the Feast of St Stephen has been hijacked and is better known today as Boxing Day.

Do you hit the shops on 26 December for the Boxing Day sales?

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I don't, no. I'm too concerned that the people in the shops aren't at home with their families and aren't earning penalty rates for their time. Plus on boxing day I like to stay home and re-feast!
I know it takes commercialising the Christmas period to a whole new level, but I would like to one year just to see what all the fuss is about as I've never been before.
by Vee
I would like too.
But money is not available.
Anyway, it get's ugly.....and I don't do ugly.
I would get run over by a pack of screaming-greedy-people....now that is ugly!
I usually wait until 1st Jan when the new year sales start

I used to always go a few days later as I cannot stand the crowds on Boxing day and would not stand in lines, or argue about purchases and grab as they do on Boxing day.

Nowadays I do not even go to the sales as, working in an op shop I buy many things from there and am at the stage where I need to downsize and not keep buying more stuff.
by Finy
No I don't hit the shops at this time. I tend to stay home.
Luckily I am sharing boxing day with close friends, their family and my mother too and we have a great time and don't even think about boxing day sales. I don't like massive crowds and don't need anything that desperately. Mind you I think there a a few bargains to be had but you need to want them. These days there are constant sales everywhere and all the time to entice us.
Not dressed like that I don't! (Picture above) Lol!

It all depends on my 'mood', whether or not I'll go to the shops!
AND if I've got any money!

BTW, St Stephen's Feast day is called 'Boxing' day, because he was STONED to death.
I look it up, according to the OED (via Wikipedia): "Various competing theories for the origins of the term boxing day circulate in popular culture, none of which are definitive.[3] However, the Oxford English Dictionary gives the earliest attestations of the term as being from England in the 1830s, defining it as 'the first week-day after Christmas-day, observed as a holiday on which post-men, errand-boys, and servants of various kinds expect to receive a Christmas-box'."
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