President Trump signs executive order giving federal workers day off on Christmas Eve

The National Christmas Tree at the 96th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting at The Ellipse in President’s Park on November 28, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will give federal workers the day off on Christmas Eve.

“All executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Tuesday, December 24, 2019, the day before Christmas Day,” the executive order declares.

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However, the executive order says, “the heads of executive departments and agencies may determine that certain offices and installations of their organizations, or parts thereof, must remain open and that certain employees must report for duty on December 24, 2019, for reasons of national security, defense, or other public need.”

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While Christmas Day is a federal holiday, giving federal employees additional time off has been inconsistent for different presidents.

Trump signed the same executive order last year.

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