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Claire Simpson: Puritan-style Christmas might be what's needed this year

Shoppers in Belfast at the weekend. Picture by Hugh Russell
Between 1644 and 1659, the Puritans tried to ban Christmas. Religious and secular celebrations were forbidden, with mixed success. In 1647, just after the First English Civil War, a wave of sympathy[...]

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