Topic: holidays

‘I’m Working On Christmas Day’: 7 True Stories

âIâm Working On Christmas Dayâ: 7 True Stories

It’s Christmas Day, and no matter your own religion or lack thereof, you almost certainly have the day off work. The post office is closed, the stock market is closed, the mall is closed. But that doesn’t mean everyone is off work today. Many McDonald’s restaurants will be open, for one. And plenty of white-collar workers will be using the day to get a leg up on the competition while you and I sit around in pajamas with family. Here are 7 real-life Bob Cratchits who are toiling away today, accompanied by photos of the Christmas movies they’re missing out on watching. More »

Real-Life Jobs For Mary, Joseph, And Other Characters In The Christmas Story

Real-Life Jobs For Mary, Joseph, And Other Characters In The Christmas Story

In the traditional Christmas story as told in the Bible, an angel comes to young Mary, who is engaged to Joseph, and tells her she’s pregnant. The couple travels to Bethlehem, where Mary gives birth to Jesus in a stable after being turned away from several inns. Most people think of the story in spiritual or historical terms. But most of the figures in the story were ordinary working people. If we transplanted them to 2012 in America, how would their careers be going? Would they earn a good living, be praying for something better? (Don’t take this too seriously, we’re just having a little Christmas fun!) More »