Imagine my surprise when I do a Google search for “songs about boxing day” (exactly how I typed it), and I actually find a song called “Boxing Day.”
I’m not a huge Blink 182 fan, but I sometimes listen to them if they’re on the radio. This was released about a year ago, and it’s fairly typical of their style, but somewhat more muted, more mature. The band members grew up quite a bit during their hiatus. (Travis Barker’s maturity was hard-won, surviving a terrible plane crash in 2008.)
I guess this kind of sad little Pop song is perfect for the day after Christmas. Even though the decorations are still up, everything is a little more muted now. There’s only a few presents I have to give to friends under the tree still, and lots of leftovers for dinner. I haven’t plugged in the lights, although that’s mostly cause I’m giving them a bit of a break after leaving them on for 24 hours. (You gotta have the lights on all night on Christmas Eve; Santa likes that.) It’s just kind of quiet now.
I hope y’all had a lovely holiday yesterday. I know I did.