Happy St. Stephen’s Day from Tom Jones and the Rest of Us at The L Magazine

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12/26/2011 1:19 PM |

Good King Wenceslas, it is said, was a Bohemian (not bohemian) nobleman who went out on the Feast of Stephen—St. Stephen’s Day, December 26—to distribute gifts to the poor. (Often, on St. Stephen’s Day and after, “Christmas boxes” are distributed to the poor or to tradesmen; this is likely the etymology behind Boxing Day, the bank holiday observed on the first weekday following Christmas in the UK and other Commonwealth countries.) But you don’t have to take my word for it, not when strapping young muttonchopped Tom Jones and a Welsh men’s choir are here to fill you in: