. I'm sure we'll do the annual thing that all Americans now do and see a movie the night of christmas...it's when all the blockbusters come out here.[/b]
Yeah, i watched trailers for Sherlock Holmes all summer saying 'December 25th!' and i was saying, 'Who the hell is gonna work on Christmas day...and who the hell is gonna go to the cinema on Christmas day in this country?!'
Evidently a lot of you do from what my friends tell me. Lol.
Our big day for film releases is boxing day...not that i've ever been on that day.
My Christmas will be spent with my family. May be getting a few books for Christmas.
It's all good in the hood.
America is all about making money. Theaters are open all day, McDonalds is open till 3pm, Walmart is open, gas stations are open, some starbucks are open, etc, etc, etc. Don't move here, it's capitolism gone mad. My wife has now spent a little over 10 years in the USA and she's sworn it off. She says she's only giving it another year, and that's only to save up money. I think to save what we need it might take a wee bit over a year, but I'm telling you, you lot do the holidays better than us. You know how to enjoy it. Most people here get one day off, then back to the grind. My gym, for example is only closed for less than 12 hours on Christmas.
And to answer your question, yeah, the theaters are packed on christmas evening/afternoon. Each of the 3 lord of the ring films were released here on Christmas day, and we saw them all in overpacked theaters that day.