When I worked at the deli-cafe, I used to wish we WERE open on Christmas. I didn't get holiday pay and it was a forced day off, which meant I was short one day on my paycheck.
With all this fuss about changing the minimum wage, I wish they'd also change the holiday policy at a lot of places. I understand waiting for vacation time, because that's voluntary time off. But if you can get insurance after a three-month probationary period, you should get holiday pay too. I don't see the point in making people wait for it, if the business is going to be closed and they have no option to work. That just makes them come up short.
Sorry, didn't mean to hijack. Rant over!