Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Shock news: Christmas not banned, lights still turned on early

It's getting to that time of year when the "news"papers start filling up with Xmas banned, renamed Winterval, etc. Every local council will have someone trot out the tired old line about "political correctness gone barmy". All, of course, complete crap. Unless you believe the Daily Mail and Express are still real papers telling actually true and fully researched stories. For those that do, go and read this debunking of the latest banned Christmas story.

It's still November. Christmas, an ancient pagan festival with very little to do with the birth of some special kid, is supposed to happen around the time of the winter solstice. That's a month away. Can it stay away for at least awhile longer please? In the meantime, take any (and all) stories of Christmas being banned with a bucket of salt, and point anyone accused of being a killjoy in my direction, I'll buy them a pint or something.

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