PUBLICK NOTICE
The Obfervation of Christmas having been deemed A Sacrilege, the exchanging of Gifts and Greetings, Dreffing in Fine Clothing, Feafting and similar Satanical Practices are hereby FORBIDDEN With the Offender liable to a fine of Five Shillings.

Pursuant to my proposal yesterday, here’s a public notice from 1659 Boston, when the Puritans banned the holiday.

Source:

http://whofortedblog.com/2011/12/16/history-repeating-war-christmas/