When I made a facebook post about seeing a movie on xmas night, my friend Jeff was quick to comment, “Hope you had some lo mein too.” Chinese food and movies are both good, if not necessarily related. But for a jew on christmas, they go together like money and controlling the media (I’m allowed to make those jokes).
Of course, jews aren’t the only ones enjoying a kung pao christmas. The fact that chinese restaurants are actually open makes them a good option for anyone who isn’t full of christmas ham. This Slate article looked at grubhub data and found that the proportion of chinese takout on christmas was 152% higher than normal. [The best part of the article is the fact that the fourth most overrepresented chinese takout date is 4/20.]
Google agrees that chinese food is popular on xmas: