Since Christmas Eve is not an official federal holiday, most people have to work. However, it is a partial day off or a full day off in some states. Many workplaces hold Christmas parties or celebrations, so there is a celebratory air to the day.
Christmas Eve as Federal Holiday. Christmas Eve itself is never recognized as a federal holiday. If Christmas day falls on a weekend, the Christmas holiday may be celebrated on a Friday or Monday.
Monday, October 8, Columbus Day. Monday, November 12, Veterans Day. Thursday, November 22, Thanksgiving Day. Tuesday, December 25, Christmas Day .
Christmas Day is one of ten federal holidays recognized nationwide by the United States Government. All non-essential federal government offices are closed .