live local crabs for Boxing Day?
Roberto, A.C. Fishing Charters, gleaned from another crab thread may have crab that day. You can email them to find out: email@example.com. They're saying $4.00 lb right now. They dock at Emeryville Marina. Pillar Point will definitely have them too unless a storm. I would think that Chinatown will have them regardless. The crabs may be a few days old, not sure if that's fresh enough for you. I don't think supply will be a problem overall since the boats can set the pots, skip the actual holiday, and still have crab to sell on Monday.
I don't know where you are exactly. But, I am in Humboldt County, in the county seat of Eureka. I tell you to go over to Woodley Island and there are vessels there selling. Any are good. If you can, have someone show you how to back crab. It will save you room in the pot. If you don't know, let me know, I have photos showing how to do it and I can explain it.