Thanks to Alexander V. Boxing, for holding the first “Boxing Day” Sale in his Montreal haberdashery December 26, 1818, the day after Christmas, thus creating a new Canadian Holiday Tradition.
by HereBeDefinitions December 26, 2018
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Big holiday on the day after Christmas in the United Kingdom and many of the Commonwealth countries. Boxes of gift items and money were distributed to one's servants or employees--probably the origin of Christmas bonuses.
On Boxing Day in the Middle Ages, the Lord of the Manor gave boxes of tools, money and other things his serfs needed to do their work in his lands. Today, boxes of clothing and food items are given to the needy.

by Will F. December 26, 2007
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Boxing day is the day after Christmas Day, when the English sit in boxes and box.
"Hey, keep that cardboard box, we can use it to box it on boxing day!"
by Daydream Believer December 2, 2009
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Originating in the United Kingdom and spreading through the commonwealth countries, Boxing Day is a holiday that extends all the way from the Medieval period when the Lord's serfs were still barred from partaking in the royal Christmas festivities. While Christmas Day is usually spent with family members and often is a very spiritually centered and wholesome time, Boxing Day is the more secularly celebratory day of the Holiday season wherein celebrators gather with their close friends (and perhaps some lingering family members) and get hammered in the spirit of Christmas. So hammered that several drunken boxing fights are known to break out between friends and family members, people whom wouldn't usually be partaking in drunken boxing let alone the act of getting wasted together.
"Man, it's Boxing Day! Let's go out and get schlammered in the spirit of Christmas!"

"Dude... I just celebrated Boxing Day yesterday, I never thought I would get wasted in front of my Grandma..."
by James Jamesson December 25, 2009
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The day after Christmas where people return presents they received because they either already had a duplicate, or just didn't like the item.
17:03 Joe32: what do you guys do on boxing day?
17:03 John33: Return crap presents.
17:03 Joe32: oh
17:03 John33: Buy more ****
17:03 Joe32: why dont we have that holiday?
17:03 John33: For returning presents.
by USS Vagrant December 27, 2005
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the best time for shopping. prices slashed considerably
fuck xmas shopping. i hate crowds and cant find what i want on ebay. ooh-looks like the post-xmas rush has started
by wonderfool December 21, 2003
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It's bOXing Day!
by JuPitEer December 1, 2009
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