This kind of thing is why I hate December. Example:
"The letter was a reaction to an alleged attempt by Birmingham City Council to re-name the festive celebrations 'Winterval' and allegations that Luton was trying to re-fashion Christmas as a winter Harry Potter festival by changing the name of its lights to 'Luminos'."
In fact, this is just a regurgitation of the same old nonsense that appears every year. The Guardian wrote a rather good article explaining the phenomenon – complete with Winterval and Luminos – back in 2006.
Worrying news from the USA, courtesy of the Google Trends homepage this morning: