Russ Amoe
Russ Amoe voted up Rooster Cogburn's answer

Many different ideas as to why it was named that.

All the answers below are valid,  so maybe it is one, or even all of them.

  • A ‘Christmas Box’ in Britain is a name for a Christmas present.
  • Boxing Day was traditionally a day off for servants and the day when they received a  ‘Christmas Box’ from the … Read more