Buxton, tis the season for you to understand why puritans were kicked out of England.
You see the puritans in England did things like outlaw the celebration of Christmas.
Bill OReily, a catholic, had no of it. So he gathered all his agree English brethren and sent the religious zelots packing.
They moved to Masichusits and banned the calibration of Christmas there till 1680. But it wasn't celebrated in New England till the beginning of the 1800's.