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Happy "PC Brigade Kills Christmas" Month

December 7th, 2007

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'."

It's a rather late reaction, though, as Luminos was held in 2001. And it wasn't a replacement for the town's Christmas celebrations, either. As for Winterval, it was held in 1997 and 1998.

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.

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