Today is Boxing Day, a day which means different things to different people.
To some it’s a day to recover from the excesses of Christmas Day, in preparation for a return to work on the 27th December.
For others it’s an opportunity to continue with the excesses because, as it turns out, they don’t actually have to go to work on the 27th.
I’m in the latter camp and fully intend to continue with the massive overconsumption of the same kinds of bad food that I imagine I consumed yesterday.
I say imagine because, as I write this, it’s still Christmas Eve. I’ve just finished writing my Christmas Day post and it’s scheduled to go live on the big day and I thought I’d push on through and write the Boxing Day post too.
Just in case I’m feeling a little too ‘tender’ on Boxing Day itself to be able to motivate myself to write anything.
As it happens I’m still watching the weird ‘celebrities-that-can’t-really-sing-perform-songs-from-West-End-musicals’ show that I was watching while I wrote the Christmas Day post. It’s still genuinely awful but also impossible to stop watching.
Once I’ve finished writing this I’m going to watch Die Hard 2: Die Harder, the sequel to the amazing Die Hard which I wrote about on Christmas Eve. Which is still today for me.
I had originally been planning to include Die Hard 2: Die Harder in my James Proclaims Advent Calendar Of Christmas(ish) films, but in the end I didn’t because:
- I wanted to use the original Die Hard for ‘Day 24’, and it would’ve been weird to write about the sequel before writing about the original.
- I managed to find 24 films without the need to use Die Hard 2: Die Harder, which means I can use it for next year’s Advent Calendar Of Christmas(ish) Films. Which is already taking shape even though it’s still the best part of a year away. That’s just how organised I am (it isn’t – I’m really quite disorganised most of the time).
But just because I’m planning on writing about it next year doesn’t mean I can’t watch it this year.
So I’m going to.
As soon as I finish writing this.
Which I will shortly.
Because really, what else is there to say?
It’s Boxing Day.
A day for pugilism and cardboard containers.
And for spending whatever of your hard-earned cash that you didn’t squander in the build-up to Christmas.
Because it’s time for the traditional January sales.
Which are as big a lie as Black Friday.
And mostly already over by the time January actually arrives.
But there may be some bargains to be had.
And how will you know if you don’t look?
Go on, go and look now.
I’d hate for you to miss out.
I’m sure I’ll look too, once I get to Boxing Day.
But right now I’m still enjoying Christmas Eve and planning to watch Die Hard 2: Die Harder.