With the holidays right around the corner, it's important to make sure you've planned properly for it and accounted for everything.

There is always one thing that has a tendency to get overlooked though, and it can be costly to your holiday gathering, or just sanity in general.

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With Christmas and New Year falling on a Sunday this year, it means you won't be able to purchase liquor for a whopping 61 hours! That's right, if you don't purchase it by the time they close their doors on Christmas Eve, you will find yourself without your favorite drink for a couple of days if you aren't properly stocked.

Now, we all know the liquor stores are closed on Sunday in Texas anyway, so that isn't anything new. You might be thinking to yourself it's almost a win since these holidays fall on Sunday this year, but there is a quirky rule in Texas law that you probably don't know about.

If a holiday falls on a Sunday, liquor sales are banned through the next day. So that means that come December 26 and January 2, the liquor stores won't open their doors as they celebrate the observed holiday. It's a double whammy of sorts.

It's not that they don't want to open, they legally aren't allowed to.

Now you aren't completely without alcohol. Beer and wine sales are STILL allowed by their normal rules. No purchasing prior to 10 am on Sunday, so if you find yourself in a bit of a pinch, you can head to any open convenience store or grocery store to grab those items.

Plan accordingly! I'd hate to see you not be able to fully enjoy the holiday.

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