We used to go to the movies on Christmas Day — we’d have the place nearly to ourselves, and it was wonderful. Maybe not for the theater owners, but we liked it. But over time, more and more people decided that Christmas was a good day for the movies, and the theaters became fairly crowded. And then Hollywood caught on and started releasing movies on Christmas, and we stopped going.
Today, we took advantage of the JCC being open on Christmas (at least in the morning). I think this was the most crowded I’d ever seen the exercise room. But we were able to get our workouts in, and now we’re ready to consume vast quantities of calories this evening.