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10 famous humbugs

Some people just don’t get the spirit of Christmas.

1. The Puritans: The early American colonists actually outlawed Christmas. In 1659, the Massachusetts Bay Colony banned decorations, carols and whatnot as a “pagan mockery” of a “sacred event.” However, like Prohibition or that plate of Christmas fudge, the ban didn’t last long.

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