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What Is Open On Christmas Day?—Do You Really Need To Go There And If You Must Then Please Tip Very Well


What is open on Christmas Day?

Whatever is open on Christmas Day, do you really need to go out to anyplace that is open on the holiday?

If you do, please treat the staff of such places very well. Please tip very well.

It is true that I often went out to a bar where a band was playing on Christmas night when I was younger. Christmas night was always a big bar night.

Convenience stores are open on Christmas as are some restaurants.

Just please treat people well.

And don’t forget that the 26th is the federal holiday for many people. Tip well and treat people well on that day as well.

Clearly these are things you should do each day–But you get what I’m saying.

How we treat other working people is a measure of our self-respect.

You see the picture of Santa at the top of this post.

Santa is checking who is naughty and who is nice based on how we each treat the 99%. 

December 24, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized |


  1. The implication seems to be that nobody should have to work on Christmas.

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | December 27, 2011

  2. As few people as posible should be made to work on Christmas and those who must should be well compensated by both emplyers and by customers if it a job that involves tipping.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | December 27, 2011

  3. I hope that nobody stops their willing employees from working because they think it’s for the employees’ own good. I’ve worked jobs where I wanted as many hours as my boss could give me, where I wanted work more than a day off; maybe you have too.

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | December 28, 2011

  4. Maybe if many workers were paid better wages in these times of record corporate profits, then working people would not have to worry about getting hours on Christmas Day.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | December 29, 2011

  5. That’s unlikely, Neil. Assuming 250 working days a year, Christmas Day would be made up by a 0.4% raise for the rest of the year. Average salary increases last year were several times that amount.

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | December 29, 2011

  6. So you are saying the economy is improving under President Obama?

    Comment by Neil Aquino | December 30, 2011

  7. I’m saying nominal wages rose by more than a Christmas Day’s worth of pay last year.

    But yes, the economy appears to be improving at the moment. If employment keeps improving at the rate of the past three months, we should be back at Bush-era unemployment levels (5 percent) by the end of 2013, at which point private citizen Obama may claim whatever Carterian credit he likes.

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | December 30, 2011

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