Monday Alcohol Sales Prohibited

Whenever Christmas falls on a Sunday, Massachusetts state law prohibits the sale of any alcohol beverages the next day. This prohibition remains in effect although the state’s Colonial-era Blue Law ban on Sunday sales of alcohol was repealed in 2003.

Most residents assumed that the repeal of the Sunday sales prohibition also meant repeal of the quirky Monday prohibition. No so, says the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Although the law is apparently completely illogical, it will be enforced.


  • Obscure state law bans alcohol sales on Monday. Boston Globe, December 24, 2005.