McDonald's is urging its franchisees to open on Christmas as a decision to open on Thanksgiving proved profitable.
While I have seen no coverage on what local McDonald's will do, its clear holidays are less and less sacrosanct. (I have since been told the Arsenal Street store is open)
For those who want to work, it's an opportunity and for those who don't, it's likely still a day off as there will be those who volunteer to take the extra hours.
Not everyone on holidays participates in the dinners and gift openings that are expected but not part of everyone's lives.
Sometimes working is what people want to do.
McDonald's open on Christmas? Yes, burger chain tells owners. - CSMonitor.com