But this is nothing like as bad as when Christmas was actually cancelled by legislation .........
The unrest led to a resumption of the civil war which eventually saw the execution of the King in 1649. The subsequent republican regime, partly under the rule of Oliver Cromwell, neither officially sanctioned nor suppressed Christmas.
After Charles II came to the throne, all legislation passed between 1642 and 1660 was declared null and void which meant everyone could once again enjoy their over eating and debauchery.
The attack on Christmas failed in 1647 - let's hope it fails again in the 21st century.