Cross and Pyle - a similar game to heads and tails. You spun a coin and guessed the outcome. Grown-ups bet on the fall of the coin.
Of course, all this came to an abrupt end in 1644 when Christmas celebrations were banned by Oliver Cromwell. Singing carols and participating in festivities were outlawed. Doing so could get one arrested. For 16 years Christmas celebrations continued although very muted.
However, thanks to King Charles II, Christmas celebrations were reinstated when he ascended to the throne in 1661.