Learn more about the mythic conflict between the Argives and the Trojans. During this period, December 26 was the day that the lords would present members of their households’ staff with Boxing Day gifts filled with items like money and leftovers from Christmas dinner. It's not just that Baby Yoda's grinning on the box; the cereal itself also has marshmallow pieces shaped like the character. Above all, it is a time to continue the Christmas festivities, and includes, of course, both food and drink. Check our encyclopedia for a gloss on thousands of topics from biographies to the table of elements. I think a walk is nice.

Especially since, technically, it's illegal. I love Boxing Day.. far less stressful than Xmas Day :), You see thats what hubby wants to do, have a nice relaxing day at home, watching a movie, eating chocs which I would love too but my Dad lives around the corner and I think if he's sat at home watching TV he may as well be at ours watching TV but OH is adament this year they are not to come around so if we go out for the day or overnight I feel I have a valid reason for them not to come! This is page 1 of 4 (This thread has 92 messages.).

:roll::hmmm::D. my mum, dad and brother come round (they're also here xmas day) and we all have leftovers from xmas dinner, relax watching some films and playing with the kids and their new toys, get outside for some sledging and a snowball fight (as long as we have snow that is lol if not then just a walk to see all the xmas lights) and eat way too much chocolate :) I love boxing day!!! Share with Nintendo - £100 voucher to be won, Share your tips for a family night in with Goliath Games - £100 voucher to be won. But OH says its ' boring' and he wants to do something different

[1] X Research source Ask if they need any assistance. Its not like my Dad comes for Sunday lunch every week?? Use your boxes to collect donations for your favorite charities or a school drive.

Boxing Day is unique to the Brits and the British Commonwealth.

If we do get a bit of cabin fever and need to go out (ds is 9 now but he's still like a small puppy who needs exercising regularly) we just put our coats on over pjs and go for a walk. tbh I think i'd be asking what the 'something different' is that he wants to do and if he doesn't have an answer then tell him it will business as usual! I know they are NY Day but there's an option if they are :). It's actually really relaxing.We stay away from the sales as I don't think retail workers should have to go back to work so soon after xmas just so people spend more. So I like boxing day to feel like a special day in the same way Christmas day is. Join in on the legendary. With this Baby Yoda stand, you can make sure you'll always know which one is yours. The world of intergalactic bounty hunting makes a seamless transition into Hasbro’s classic game of property management and armchair capitalism in this special edition of Monopoly.

Or you can merely get together with friends and family for a traditional meal. Put on your gloves and get ready to box—just kidding. If we are going to stay at home all day I can't see what difference it makes if my Dad and brother come for tea and a few drinks so I would really like to go out for the day or away for the night, that way I won't feel guilty about leaving my Dad and brother out :( So just wonder what other people do and how you think of it. Bonus: By joining the party and paying it forward on Boxing Day, you’ll also get a jump on any New Year’s resolutions to declutter, downsize or do good for others. Once Britain had lost its hold on the colonies, women reappropriated the cake as a symbol of democracy. I don't see what the problem is???? Activities on Boxing Day. Here’s a quick look at the history of Boxing Day, and how you can use your holiday boxes to celebrate. Our editors update and regularly refine this enormous body of information to bring you reliable information. After you fill your repurposed boxes with unwanted household items or Santa’s toys from years past, take advantage of resources like Give Back Box, which provides prepaid shipping labels for you to send your reused boxes to a variety of charities. There are many other explanations and theories about the … One of the holiday’s more popular origin stories traces back to when there were lords of manors. For floors that have a distinct lack of Baby Yoda, this 39-inch area rug sports a vivid illustration of everyone’s favorite pint-sized Force wielder sitting in his adorable floating bassinet.

They always come on Christmas Day too.

Boxing Day Lunch. Despite the name, British observances of Boxing Day involve no fisticuffs. The box served as a token of recognition and thanks for working on Christmas Day. So if I receive a new sweater or blouse, I give away another (or two) in my closet. Boxing Day will be lots of games, lots of booze, sweet treats like home made fudge and honey comb and, baked Camembert for lunch and turkey curry for dinner.

Oh I've told him he needs to come up with a plan as no way I'm I settling for him having an 'extended' lie in and then falling asleep in front of the telly! Related: 11 Great Gifts for Star Wars Fans. Infoplease is a reference and learning site, combining the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas and several almanacs loaded with facts. We have compromised on that they won't come on Boxing day this year as my OH wants to do something different, trouble is when I ask him what he wants to do he says " I don't know" Conclusion. Boxing Day is the perfect time to visit relatives and show off all your new Christmas gifts. There is usually an enormous joint of gammon ham or roast beef still around from Christmas Eve as well. Just wondering what people do on boxing day. Historians say the holiday developed because servants were required to work on Christmas Day, but took the following day off. Honestly, now we prefer to spend the day playing with new presents, eating large amounts of turkey sandwiches, my mum, dad and brother come round (they're also here xmas day) and we all have leftovers from xmas dinner, relax watching some films and playing with the kids and their new toys, get outside for some sledging and a snowball fight (as long as we have snow that is lol if not then just a walk to see all the xmas lights) and eat way too much chocolate, we usually spend xmas on our own with our families then on boxing day it usually my mum house or whoever got allocated to hold boxing day i got allocated for this year had to cancel tho cos i am working xmas eve and boxing day  at least i have xmas day to relax and cook and play with my grandson. There is a big group of us for crimbo and everyone staying till the 27th. There is a big group of us for crimbo and everyone staying till the 27th. This year, when December 26 rolls around, celebrate the wealth of leftover holiday boxes in your home by giving these packages a new purpose—one that also gets them out of your house. This tradition survives today as people give presents to tradesmen, mail carriers, doormen, porters, and others who have helped them. I can only apologise for the number of times if used so! There is a possibility prices will just keep on dropping in the run-up to Christmas. Here are the facts and trivia that people are buzzing about. Then back for a veggie thai curry. (In wealthy households, servants were often required to work on Christmas Day but given December 26th off in order to celebrate the holiday on their own.). Then we play family board games, Not much through the day then walk to town for Panto in the evening. When I was single going to the football with friends was my top choice too. Boxing Day is the day after Christmas, and it has absolutely nothing to do with your empty gift boxes.