In this spirit, I (on behalf my fellow immigrants from Britain and the former British Empire) want to propose the importation of Boxing Day, December 26, the day after Christmas Day, equally recognized with Christmas Day as a public holiday in Britain, Canada, Australia etc. Unlike Cinco De Mayo, this would actually be a useful holiday, for example for the millions of trypotophan-trashed Americans faced with the prospect of struggling back to work after Christmas Day.
This problem is less acute in 2015, of course, because December 26 is a Saturday. But it can be serious. In Britain in the 1970s, crippled by high marginal tax-rates before the supply-side revolution, Boxing Day gave the British additional opportunity to trade income for leisure. With any luck, depending on the calendar, they could stop work from Christmas Eve or earlier until the New Year or later, in effect unilaterally reinstating a version of the Twelve Days Of Christmas. Even now, I see British friends like the writer Derek Turner signing off before Christmas and promising to be back online in the New Year. Given that Democrats like Bernie Sanders have obviously forgotten the lessons of the 1970s and propose reimpose high marginal tax rates on income, Americans will need this Boxing Day opportunity too.
Furthermore, it's been obvious since the Supreme Court's cowardly 2007 wimp-out in Skoros that Congress will have to legislate to protect the Historic American Nation's Christmas from its fanatical foes.
Reinforcing Christmas Day—still specified in law as a federal holiday—will bring home that it really is a day "different from all others."
Merry Boxing Day!