In 1643, the British Parliament officially abolished the celebration of Christmas.
In 1649 they even banned Christmas Carols. Puritans thought that Christmas should be a very solemn day so they banned carols and parties. The only celebration allowed was a sermon and a prayer service. The ban remained in place until the restoration in 1660.
(Puritans were such a miserable lot. I mean celebrate Christmas how you will (or not), but don’t tell me I’m not allowed to.)