Most people enjoy turkey or ham dinners on Christmas, but there’s another food tradition and it starts in Maine. Christmas Eve is the busiest day of the year at McLaughlin Seafood in Bangor. The 4th of July is very busy at the shop, too. On Christmas Eve, people are stocking up on gift cards and seafood. ” A lot of people came in here who want a little bit of everything because they’re making soup and everything. We sell our lobster stew and mostly lobster,” said Mikayla McLaughlin. There were already customers waiting when McLaughlin’s opened at 9am on Christmas Eve. McLaughlin Seafood also ships cooked lobster to people throughout the country. People as far away as California have the crustaceans sent to them for Christmas.