Profile America — Sunday, December 25th. Today is Christmas Day — honoring the birth of Jesus and one of the happiest days in the long calendar of the year. The shopping is over, the presents have been opened, and yards of crumpled wrapping paper are headed for recycling. Outside, children are trying out their new treasures, from skateboards to bikes, while inside, others are busy with video games and iPods. Many of the two-thirds of adults who are members of Christian churches will have attended services to honor the day. And in many of the more than 117 million households in America, holiday music and lights will be joined by the inviting smells of a special dinner to be shared with family and friends. The men and women of the U.S. Census Bureau across the nation wish you and your loved ones a joyous holiday.
Sources: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2011, p. 611
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 59, 75