This was the first time I’d spent Christmas abroad. Yes, they have Christmas holiday here too, just not Boxing Day. Since Christmas Day was on a weekend over here in 2010, the US tends to have the bank holiday on Friday, unlike the UK, it would always be the following Monday.
The odd thing is, when you wonder about places in LA, it doesn’t feel quite like Christmas since there’s no snow and no too cold. Some city centers have decorations, but residential places have more and people do tend to make a effort on this out here.