With many holiday celebrations and gatherings planned for this weekend, some may be wondering how long they can wait to get some alcohol for the occasion.
DALLAS – Christmas Day is finally upon us.
With Christmas Eve and Boxing Day both falling on the weekends this year, many were probably planning to go out and be merry with their friends and family.
But for those who were planning on bringing some alcohol to spice up their party, we hope you planned ahead.
Liquor stores were only open on Fridays and Saturdays this weekend.
Liquor stores in Texas are required by law to remain closed on Sundays, and they are also banned on Christmas Day. And that extra wrinkle in the Texan Liquor Control Act restricting the sale of alcohol means liquor stores will also be closed on Monday.
The law prohibits liquor stores from being open on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
If the latter two holidays fall on a Sunday, as is the case this year, the liquor stores will also be closed on the following Monday. The state enacted the Monday Ban in 1979, as we’ll see this year, to give liquor store workers one more day off.
The Spirits Control Act prohibiting Sunday sales dates back to 1935, when it was passed after Prohibition ended.
However, Christmas Eve was a typical day for liquor stores, which were required by law to close by 9pm. New Year’s Eve will also be a typical day for liquor stores in Texas this year.
So if you were planning on bringing some alcohol to your Christmas gathering this year, we hope you planned ahead. And that will be the case again next New Year’s Day weekend.
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