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The Holy days of Fasting Act on 1511 made it compulsory for everyone to attend church on the annual 'Nativite of our Lorde'(Christmas Day). One of its requirements was that you had to walk to church on that day. Any vehicle (horses, carriages, etc) used was to be confiscated and sold, with the proceeds going to the poor. Interestingly, this law remains unrepealed in Britain, so in theory, anyone who drives a car to church on Christmas is committing an offense.