December 26: Boxing Day

Welcome to The Yule Log, a blog that explores the spirit of Christmas, counting down to Christmas 2012. Day One is December 26, a day of rest and relaxation.  Not!  This is the second day of the traditional twelve days of Christmas celebration, ending with the Feast of the Epiphany.  The party has just started!  According to the Christmas song on this day, “my true love gave to me two turtle doves.”

Also, in England and Canda, this day is Boxing Day, the traditional time for wealthy people to box their leftovers and distribute them to the poor.  Jeremy and I have overstuffed refrigerators, so boxing up the leftovers is a good idea.

In addition, this is the Feast of St. Stephen, recognized as the first Christian martyr, the “protomartyr.”

We’ll be podcasting throughout the year.  Check us out!

3 comments on “December 26: Boxing Day

  1. Shirley says:

    You two gave me lots of chuckles and I’m looking forward to hearing you ramble on next week.

  2. Jeremy says:

    Thanks Shirley! Hope to give plenty of chuckles and some information on epiphany for you next week.

  3. AJ Peanut says:

    So, I was just going to listen to the blog for a minute and ended up listening to the whole thing – lots of fun, you two celebratory, deep thinkers!

    I’m a snowman-a-holic, so I consider myself a different breed than Christmas-lovers, however the blog is a lot of fun. Not a comment on your stick-to-it-ness, but will you be able to sustain an entire year of Christmas ramblings, trivia and tidbits? Keep the interesting info coming…

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