Are you planning on starting your Christmas morning with your favorite eggnog cocktail? How about sipping on champagne on New Year’s Day? If you find are, you better stock up before the big guy comes down the chimney; state law prohibits liquor sales on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
The law to ban sales of alcohol on Sundays, which has been active since 1935, was created as a response to the repeal of prohibition. Since then, lawmakers have passed the ban on alcoholic beverages on Christmas (1967) and on Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s (1979). These blue laws were first intended to enforce religious worship, and while many states have gotten rid of these laws, Texas still follows the ban of alcohol sales on certain days.