Beer consumption per capita (in gallons)
Wine consumption per capita (in gallons)
Liquor consumption per capita (in gallons)
I TEACH an English class in Japan, and during our holiday party last month we talked about Christmas and New Years, exchanged gifts, and listened to “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” a few times. My co-teacher, a Japanese woman, explained that in Japan the days before December 31st are a time of serious and solemn contemplation, while in the US the end of the year is a time to get crazy. She pantomimed taking a big drink of something and the class laughed.