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Kim Harbicht-Sczesny

12/16/2013 3:21:24 PM
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what do you do on Boxing Day?

Boxing Day is a great day to spend time with family. I know most folks out there like to spend their boxing days scoping out the latest deals or returning less-then-ideal Christmas presents but if you celebrate Boxing Day another way I'd love to hear about it.  
For example, my Aunt and Uncle always take their kids to an outdoor skating rink on Boxing Day- a great way to get out, get active and work off a few of those holiday pounds…  
…what is your family tradition? I'd love to hear from you.

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12/16/2013 3:34:28 PM
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I love Boxing Day!

I usually spend it with family, prime rib roast cooked. It is also the world junior hockey tournament, Canada's first game! I may browse the online sales to see if there is an outstanding deal.


12/16/2013 4:02:21 PM
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Apr 2007
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Boxing Day

Drink like a sailor on shore leave !!!


12/16/2013 4:26:49 PM
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Give Thanks

THAT it's over! And mom02, you've got the right idea.


12/16/2013 4:29:05 PM
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Boxing Day

It depends on the year. Our daughter and her husband rotate between the 2 families. One year they do Christmas Eve and Day with us and the next year they do boxing day. On the off year we spend Boxing Day relaxing, visiting with family that might be around, and eating leftovers. We do not go shopping on Boxing Day.


12/16/2013 4:40:30 PM
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But shop. I can't comprehend how people going shopping like cows at 6am on boxing day


12/16/2013 5:10:34 PM
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i work

on boxing day as my kids and I do our Christmas on Christmas eve before they go to their dads and grandparents on Christmas, I would work Christmas day as well if we were open. but shopping is definitely NOT on the to do list on boxing day, I made that mistake once and I will never do that again  


12/16/2013 5:41:17 PM
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I'm with everyone else

I cannot even consider shopping on Boxing Day!  
We like to spend the day relaxing. My daughter likes to break open new toys, and we encourage her to pack up any toys she doesn't use anymore for donations. We enjoy hot turkey sandwiches and just being together.  


12/16/2013 5:51:19 PM
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i celebrate that the outlaws have left the house


12/16/2013 5:54:04 PM
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boxing day

the world jrs start on boxing day, so thats what ill be watching early in the morning since they are in Sweden this year, long nap afterward lol


12/16/2013 5:58:03 PM
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We do Christmas with my fiance's side a few days before Christmas and Christmas Eve. We do Christmas day with my family and we usually spend a few days with them as they are 2.5 hours from us and don't see them as often.  
This year we are going boxing day shopping (I admit, it's my favourite day to shop and I brought my family over to the dark side last year....this year my aunt asked if she could come with me again lol) We will also likely take in a movie either at the theatre or at home and enjoy leftovers. There is also 4 kids so we will spend lots of time helping them open and break in new toys!! I'm looking forward to a few days of just relaxing and doing nothing!!  


12/16/2013 7:19:25 PM
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We usually have a poker game with some family and old friends. It's a great time!!


12/16/2013 9:01:31 PM
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just relax but i could be persuaded to drink like a sailor lol


12/16/2013 11:08:54 PM
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I spend time with family and friends every year.


12/16/2013 11:33:47 PM
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.....every year

Cee Jay 55

12/17/2013 12:15:29 AM
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DontBeSilly said "But shop. I can't comprehend how people going shopping like cows at 6am on boxing day "

I usually just spend the day at home. I had to go out a few years back to get something on Boxing Day - I hope I never have to again. Sheeple!!


12/17/2013 1:34:19 AM
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I will be working this boxing day so to me it is another normal day.


12/17/2013 6:33:32 AM
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anything but shop

We like to go sledding or skating, have some hot chocolate, watch a movie at home in our pyjamas.


12/17/2013 6:59:33 AM
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We usually go ice fishing


12/17/2013 7:45:42 AM
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Ice fishing

That sounds like a great idea!!!


12/17/2013 8:42:49 AM
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cattle work

Besides normal chores we will vaccinate cows as there are a few extra hands around to help out and then have a hot totty afterwards.


12/17/2013 12:53:39 PM
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I have gone to st. Vitel cr once, but for the deals i got, not worth it really. Which is why its a stay home and maybe go out for coffee day. Or a day to travel back home from the peg .


12/17/2013 3:14:33 PM
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Boxing Day...

My Mom always said it was called Boxing Day for a reason... So everything goes back in the box! I continue this with my kids. Christmas is over and the house gets back to normal on Boxing Day at our house.


12/17/2013 3:44:31 PM
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Back to work. The railway tries to have everyone home by 10PM Christmas Eve and the trains start rolling again at noon on Christmas Day. Once upon a time we used to have all of Christmas Day off, but I guess that's bad business.


12/17/2013 3:51:55 PM
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Mall is closed

I dont know but I do know the mall is closed

Tamika 01

12/17/2013 4:53:42 PM
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Take a break from it all

rent a hotel room. Kids get to swim and have fun. I get to relax. Its great. Everyone is happy that day. All the stress and rushing is over.


12/17/2013 6:10:49 PM
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I like to take down all the decorations and get my house back in order, only if hubby is not watching!


12/17/2013 7:10:00 PM
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I wasnt sure what to do but yes.. Drink like a sailor it is!!!!!! Mental note to myself....stock up!


12/17/2013 8:43:58 PM
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Drive home. Go for a run and try to avoid the inevitable after-Christmas depression.


12/17/2013 11:29:00 PM
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Jul 2010
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Celebrate my Birthday!  
...just joking I hate my Birthday, so no celebrating here, probably just work lol

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