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Mon Dec 23, 2013, 11:45 PM

Christmas = illegal???

I did a search and found this from 2005, so thought in honor of our "friends" at Faux News I would post again. Could that be the sound of heads popping???!!!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104x5555469

From 1659 to 1681, showcasing one's holiday spirit in Boston could cost you a fine of as much as five shillings. Yes that's right Christmas used to be illegal.

Christmas was so inconsequential in early America that after the Revolutionary War, Congress didn't even bother taking the day off to celebrate the holiday, deciding instead to hold its first session on Christmas Day, 1789. It took almost a century for Congress to proclaim it a federal holiday.



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Response to PumpkinAle (Original post)

Mon Dec 23, 2013, 11:48 PM

1. Yes I have heard this. people got too rowdy.

 

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Response to PumpkinAle (Original post)

Mon Dec 23, 2013, 11:49 PM

2. So it was our founding fathers who started the war on Christmas!

 

Conservative heads = exploded

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Response to PumpkinAle (Original post)

Mon Dec 23, 2013, 11:51 PM

3. I posted an article in Good Reads yesterday regarding this subject that goes into more depth.

The War on Christmas by Christians: Luckily Christmas is Winning
http://www.democraticunderground.com/101681034

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 24, 2013, 12:48 AM

5. Thanks TT

That is great info.

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Response to PumpkinAle (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2013, 12:00 AM

4. I wonder how often Santa got busted.

 

It's not like they could pull him over back then. They'd have to get him on the ground. That's probably why he's so elusive.

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Response to PumpkinAle (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2013, 02:14 AM

6. at least then you could shop at Safeway w/out canned music telling you you're going to hell when

you die unless you are a believer

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