What Are Your Boxing Day Traditions?

06/12/2013 11:22 | Updated 22 May 2015

Whilst we all have our own family traditions for Christmas Day, the basic elements of the gifts, feast and moaning about terrible telly remain the same. But on Boxing Day, anything goes.

Before I had children, my preference would have been to stay in bed all day with a box of chocs and a good musical on the TV. But now that's not an option, mainly since my daughter's birthday is on the 27th December. So there is often another bout of gift wrapping to be done on the 26th.

We always go for a walk on Brighton beach on Christmas Day, so I don't feel that a walk has to be compulsory on Boxing Day. Plus the kids just want to stay in and play with their new toys. But this year we have relatives staying, so I'm sure they would love to have some quality time with the kids whilst my partner and I go to the pub have a healthy stroll.

One thing I will NOT be doing is going to the shops. I seem to spend weeks leading up to Christmas doing shopping, and I am sick of the sight of the places by then. No Boxing Day bargains round here. Though these days sales seem to start before Christmas, so they're not the event that they were. And online sales even start at midnight on Christmas Day - why would anybody be bothered to stay up for such things? Surely the few quid you might save would be more than outweighed by the fact that it's such a ridiculous thing to do.

So what does Boxing Day mean to you? Will you be going for a long walk in the countryside? Visiting the in-laws? Are you brave enough to head out to the sales? Leave a comment and let us know

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