"It's just another day off to watch sporting events and get drunk, when the women go out and go shopping," said the South Philadelphia resident, who was having lunch at the pub with his teenage children.
The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, which is affiliated with the Church of England, has no Boxing Day-related events listed, and a phone call to inquire about the holiday was not returned.
Even the cultural arm of the British Embassy in Washington, whose role is to promote British arts and traditions abroad, will let the day pass unmarked.
"We'll be closed," Smith said. "You can say that much."