It's always been said that "timing is everything."
That's very true when it comes to holiday liquor store sales in the state of Indiana this year.
You can't buy alcohol at Indiana package liquor stores on Sundays, the eve of both upcoming holidays, or on Christmas or New Year's Day !
Nick Linarello of Frank's Place Liquor Store in South Bend isn't real happy with the calendar this month.
He says holiday sales are huge. "It's a large portion of our sales. I mean, we look forward to this time of year every year."
"Both Christmas Eve and News Year's Eve fall on a Sunday, and Christmas Day is Monday and New Year's Day is Monday which we have to be closed for those as well."
Indiana state law will have an impact on package liquor sales, but not as much on restaurants and bars.
While restaurants and bars are banned from Christmas Day alcohol sales, Indiana restaurants and bars will be able to sell alcohol by the glass Christmas Eve.
Just at Frank's Place, Linarello predicts losing 5 to 10 percent of his business on Christmas Eve, 10 to 15 percent on New Year's.
But just over the line in Michigan there is no such ban.
Jack Parekh owns "J and B Liquors" on the Michigan side of the state line.
"I anticipate a real big business on that day, too, gonna' be big turnaround, hopefully."
He expects his store's holiday sales will benefit from Indiana's blue laws.
Last year Christmas Day and New Year's Day fell on Sundays, good news for Indiana liquor stores since package liquor stores are mandated closed then anyway.
But Nick Linarello said, "This year we lose two days, we lose Sunday and Monday."
On the flip side, one Indiana liquor store manager said it's a good thing! He and his workers get to have both Christmas and New Year's off!