“Alabama was the first state in the United States to officially recognize Christmas in 1836.
Christmas wasn’t declared an official holiday in the United States until June 26, 1870.
Oklahoma was the last U.S. state to declare Christmas a legal holiday, in 1907.
3 Collins, Ace. Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2003.
7 Gulevich, Tanya. Encyclopedia of Christmas. Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics, Inc, 2000.”