Maybe its just me but from what I've experienced over the years, it appears that there is more of an emphasis in the US of A on Thanksgiving than on Christmas in terms of trying to be at home for the holiday or even the amount of time off one takes during these two holidays. From what I've seen people take the Thursday (Thanksgiving) and the Friday off quite regularly. But, for Christmas only the 25th is really taken off and the 26th(boxing day here in Canada) isn't traditionally a day off. Is this really the case and if so why? Or is my perception way off? Patrick ------------------ Evidence of my obsession.