“On Dec. 25, 1789, the
first Christmas under the brand-new Constitution, the
United States Congress was actually in session, with no day
off for any holiday. In fact, the U.S. did not even make
Christmas a federal holiday until 1870.”
- Christmas banned in America ...
by Christians! by
WorldNetDaily, November 21, 2008. (http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=81144)
“In England, for
example, the Puritans could not tolerate this celebrating for
which there was no biblical sanction. Consequently, the
Roundhead Parliament of 1643 outlawed the feasts of
Christmas, Easter, Whit-suntide, along with the saints’
Celebrations: The Complete Book of American Holidays by Robert J. Myers, p.