groundhog day?

In the UK, when Christmas falls at a weekend, there are compensatory holidays; this means that if you invite friends over for Boxing Day, you need to be absolutely sure they all turn up on the same day.

This year, with the 25th falling neatly on a Wednesday, there was no potential confusion: Boxing Day was the day after Christmas, it was Thursday, December 26th, it was St Stephen’s Day, and no one was likely to dispute that.

Except Amazon, it seems, whose constant messages flood my inbox:

"Today's Boxing Day deals" screenshot
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2 thoughts on “groundhog day?”

  1. It’s a similar system around Easter. You’ll have Easter Sunday deals from Friday to Monday. All of their holidays are designated by a single name and Boxing Day is the one that’s least denominational.

    Or at least that’s my take on it.


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