Criminals Named Christmas

There was Christmas Jones, sent to prison for debt in January 1815.

Christmas Allen (father and son), both charged with larceny.

And Christmas Crisp, who did six months for larceny in 1837. His son, Christmas Crisp Junior, appears to have been an honest man.

Perhaps being named Christmas was the 19th Century equivalent of having the middle name Wayne. [via Criminal Historian]
     Posted By: Alex - Sat Dec 13, 2014
     Category: Crime | Holidays | Odd Names | Nineteenth Century

And there I was, thinking that Dr Christmas Jones was only named that for the pun at the end of the movie!
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 12/13/14 at 08:49 AM
This name has to be a myth. Observe the result if it were true.

My daddy left home when I was three
And he didn't leave much to ma and me
Just this old guitar and an empty bottle of booze.
Now, I don't blame him cause he run and hid
But the meanest thing that he ever did
Was before he left, he went and named me "Christmas."
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/13/14 at 10:10 AM
I wonder if Faulkner was capitalizing on this with his famous character, "Joe Christmas"?
Posted by Paul on 12/13/14 at 11:12 AM
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