On the American-ness of Christmas

Christmas (also termed Christmas Day and December 25) is an American holiday (5 U.S.C. § 6103(a) (Federal gov’t), Ala. Code § 1-3-8(a) (Alabama), Alaska Stat. § 44.12.010(a)(11) (Alaska), Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 1-301(A)(15) (Arizona), Ark. Code § 1-5-101(a)(10) (Arkansas), Cal. Gov’t Code § 6700(m) (California), Colo. Rev. Stat. § 24-11-101(1) (Colorado), Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-4 (Connecticut), Del. Code tit. 1, § 501(a) (Delaware), D.C. Code § 1-612.02(a)(10) (District of Columbia), Fla. Stat. § 110.117(1)(i) (Florida), Ga. Code § 1-4-1(a)(1) (Georgia, incorporating by reference 5 U.S.C. § 6103), Haw. Rev. Stat. § 8-1 (Hawai’i), Idaho Code § 73-108 (Idaho), 10 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/1-6(b) (Illinois), Ind. Code § 1-1-9-1(a) (Indiana), Iowa Code § 1C.1(10) (Iowa), Kan. Stat. § 35-107 (Kansas), Ky. Rev. Stat. § 2.110(1) (Kentucky), La. Rev. Stat. § 1:55(A)(1) (Louisiana), Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 4, § 1051 (Maine), Md. Code art. 1, § 27(a)(15) (Maryland), Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 4, § 7, cl. 18 (Massachusetts), Mich. Comp. Laws § 435.101 (Michigan), Minn. Stat. § 645.44(5) (Minnesota), Miss. Code § 3-3-7(1) (Mississippi), Mo. Rev. Stat. § 9.010 (Missouri), Mont. Code Ann. § 1-1-216(1)(k) (Montana), Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-2221 (Nebraska), Nev. Rev. Stat. § 236.105(1) (Nevada), N.H. Rev. Stat. § 288:1 (New Hampshire), N.J. Stat. § 36:1-1(a) (New Jersey), N.M. Stat. § 12-5-2(J) (New Mexico), N.Y. Gen. Constr. Law § 25 (New York), N.C. Gen Stat. § 103-4(a)(15) (North Carolina), N.D. Cent. Code § 1-03-01(11) (North Dakota), Ohio Rev. Code § 124.19 (Ohio), Okla. Stat. tit. 25, § 82.1(A) (Oklahoma), Or. Rev. Stat. § 187.010(1)(j) (Oregon), 44 Pa. Stat. Ann. § 11 (Pennsylvania), R.I. Gen. Laws § 25-1-1 (Rhode Island), S.C. Code § 53-5-10 (South Carolina), S.D. Codified Laws § 1-5-1 (South Dakota), Tenn. Code § 15-1-101 (Tennessee), Tex. Gov’t. Code § 662.002(a)(9) (Texas), Utah Code § 63G-1-301(1)(a)(xii) (Utah), Vt. Stat. tit. 1, § 371(a) (Vermont), Wash. Rev. Code § 1.16.050 (Washington), W. Va. Code § 2-2-1(a)(12) (West Virginia), Wis. Stat. § 995.20 (Wisconsin), Wyo. Stat. § 8-4-101(a)(ix) (Wyoming)).

Tom G Varik