President Trump declares Christmas Eve a federal holiday for 2018

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President Donald Trump is giving federal employees a special gift for the holidays.

On Tuesday night, President Trump signed an executive order declaring that “all executive departments and agencies of the federal government shall be closed” on Christmas Eve.

While Christmas Day is a holiday for the federal government, presidents have reportedly been inconsistent when the holiday approaches during the week. 

Former President Barack Obama allowed employees to leave early on Christmas Eve in 2015, but the year before he gave workers the day off. 

>> Click hear to read the full executive order. 

The executive order comes as federal employees face uncertainty due to a possible government shutdown this week.
 

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