Gatherings involving alcohol and singing have been banned. Last year Christmas was cancelled and Christians were ordered to honor Kim Jong-suk instead of the birth of Jesus. Kim Jong-suk was born on Christmas in 1919, she was the wife of North Korea’s first dictator.
This year, according to South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS), Kim has introduced even more stingent anti-Christmas measures. The NIS reported,
“North Korea has devised a system whereby party organs report people’s economic hardships on a daily basis, and it has banned any gatherings related to drinking, singing and other entertainment and is strengthening control of outside information”.
Kim is so obsessed with banning Christmas that he threatened all out war in 2014 when he heard South Korea planned to erect a huge Christmas tree along the boarder.