A UK retailer says he believes it's more important to honor the real meaning of the holiday.
With Christmas day falling on a Monday this year, many families will be be rushing around on Sunday trying to find those last-minute gifts or cooking ingredients. But Gary Grant, the founder of The Entertainer (the largest independent toy retailer in the UK), will be sitting at home “helping his wife prepare for Christmas Day,” and the 1,700 staff of his 149 stores will be enjoying time with their families, too.
This will come at a huge financial cost, a projected $2.7 million, to the devout Christian, but Grant simply states: “I have the best staff in the high street. If that is the cost of thanking them for a hard season’s work, well that is the cost.” (Cue the stack of resumes heading his way!)