Megs (reasdream) wrote in scots_history,

Christmas out of fashion?

Hello all! I have this hazy memory, based on a conversation with a Scottish mentor of mine, that the celebration of Christmas fell out in Scotland with the ascension of Knox and his ilk. The context of the conversation was his explaining to me the emphasis on Hogmanay/New Years, and how December 25th was a work day just like any other in the 1950s and 60s when he was a kid.

So, anyone have a rough date (or exact?) for when Christmas ceased to be a holiday in Scotland? (I imagine that before the schisms of the 16th century, the Church mandated some sort of service for the ChristMass at least).
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